Can't get enough of the thrill of talking to an inattentive friend via instant message? Awkward Chatbot
will have a halfhearted conversation with you at any
time of the day!
posted by schmod
on Mar 20, 2013 -
You knew this day would come. @qwantz
, the Twitter bot run by Ryan North of Dinosaur Comics
has gotten into a conversation with another Twitter bot, @loudbot
. There would appear to be no stopping the two.
posted by tommasz
on Oct 24, 2012 -
Color theory is demonstrated before your very eyes, inspired by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Johannes Itten,
Joseph Albers, Marcel Duchamp and George Jetson. yes it's the COLORBOT
© Color Harmonizer-Discorder. via dataisnature
posted by signal
on Jun 27, 2006 -
ChatNannies: the first real AI bot, or a hoax?
Cameron Marlow's private interview
with the ChatNannie bot (which was recently reported by New Scientist
) reveals that it has perhaps one of the most sophisticated artificial intelligence engines ever devised. So far neither New Scientist nor any of the other
media outlets that posted the story have shown the slightest hint of skepticism about its authenticity. Andy Baio's additional research
digs up some information that further places ChatNannie's existence in doubt, but how does one conclusively prove that Jim Wightman's bot isn't for real? If it is for real, the New Scientist probably has a much bigger story to report--AI has been solved!
posted by mockerybird
on Mar 23, 2004 -
A picture of the internet.
"A bot is out on the internet every half hour and looks for images which it puts together to a giantic picture - the picture of internet. This is samples from all over the internet. The bot surfs pretty strange and takes strange ways to spread out its ways as much as possible. Sometimes it follow links that it doesn't should visit... but that doesn't happen too often."
posted by o2b
on Jul 16, 2001 -
InfoBots are coming.
I believe we've touched on this before, but now it seems to be moving from concept to reality: Instant Messenger "buddies" that are actually bots. You send them an IM with a question, such as "Hey pal, what's the weather in Thunder Bay, Ontario
?" And it IMs you back with the answer, almost instantaneously. No waiting for messy web sites to load, no funky searches to run. ActiveBuddy
has been the most, um, active in developing the technology, but they've been working on it forever without anything to show to the public. Now, it's out there, somewhere. CNET is reporting today that an ActiveBuddy beta bot has been live for a few months; you can play with it right now if you know its name. (And if you do know its name, a tip would be appreciated. I've been jonesing for this for a good while.) A more public version is supposed to be out in a few weeks. Here buddy buddy buddy...
posted by aaron
on Apr 25, 2001 -