It occurred to me that these scripts had a connection to ELIZA, one of the earliest examples of a natural language processing program.
Naturally, my thoughts shifted to getting it on with a pioneering computer program.
Walnut analyzes a large set of data points to discovers skills relevant to your role and helps you acquire skills everyday by watching a 2-4 minute video.
" a short story collected in Globalhead -- feminist hackers finance their RU486-running operation with a phone-sex line staffed by automated chatterbots.
ELIZA was developed at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in the mid-'60s by Joseph Weizenbaum.
It simulated the experience of speaking to a therapist by responding to specific words and phrases, and represented a significant step forward in the evolution of human-like AI.
But while some of ELIZA's "patients" took it for human, there were limits to the power of its engagement.
Nearly 50 years later, thousands -- maybe millions -- of chatbots populate the internet.