It can’t have escaped your notice that this Soul music focused website is called SOULBOT.
The reason is that it was originally intended to have Otis Redding acting as an Avator Chatbot: reading out text and pointing to relevant information. His knowledge of SOUL Music is unsurpassed! Here is Otis on our old radio show: Manchester Soul Radio.
This is work in progress but should you be interested here is some of the state of play from other developers:
Chat Bots are talking animated humanised heads or representations of them.
Some Chat Bots are simply a text only or voice input speech & audio trigger that the programme responds too. Google are introducing iterations of voice command navigation options.
To get an overview look first here. Wikipedia
A Few Examples:
ELIZA – Chat Bot
You could waste a lot of time chatting to this Rogerian psychotherapist – a miss used term for a computer programme that simply puts back idiotic questions to you – come to think of it YES it is a psychotherapist.
Jabbering Jabberwacky – yes wacky gets it.
CHATBOTS.ORG Yes a much better idea.
The A.L.I.C.E project
Talk to Captain Kirk.
Shame its badly animated and far more stupid than the Jim T Kirk we are used too.
Does he know his own middle name?
YES he does.
And the answer is :
So in fact you would be far better off typing questions into: Wiki Answers because its quicker.
And proves that such Chat Bots and programs are simply look up tables, matching a question if your lucky. But go outside their ontological tables and they are stumped; whereas Wiki answers is less likely to be so.
Oh you still want to talk to Kirk.
You must sign in as a STAR TREK crew member first!