Is it me or a Chatbot?

On 17 June 2012 The Guardian carried an article regarding an annual competition in which computer programmers seek to convince a panel of judges that they  (the judges) are conversing with a human when, in fact the entity with wich they are communicating is a chatbot (an artificially intelligent computer programme). The competition is known as the Loebner Prize and seeks to proove Alan Turing’s hypothesis that if a computer programme could fool a human into believing that he was, in fact communicating with a person as opposed to an artificial intelligence then machines would have passed the Turing Test and would in effect have achieved artificial intelligence. For the Guardian’s article please visit
For a genuine and amusing chat between a chatbot and I please see the following link


About kevinmorris101

I live and work in London and blog as a hobby. If you would like to contact me please send an email to animalia at (the address is rendered in this manner in order to try and defeat spammers)!
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