Bruce Wilcox has been doing AI for many decades. He is the "Father of Computer Go", and a recognized Go theorist. He has worked on traditional expert systems for real-time autonomous aircraft and AI in video games. He designed a new chatbot language ChatScript and his bot Suzette won the 2010 Loebner Competition, fooling one of the four judges in a blind test against humans. His 2011 Loebner entry Rosette won again.
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and his resume is hosted on Gamasutra - http://jobs.gamasutra.com/resumes/?resumeID=OMEq7iEPBbNPsXqtauqQe0pvXawH
Given the upcoming 2014 Loebner Competition, it is time to review its vagaries and what it takes to have a winning chatbot.
This is a talk I gave at Google on 11/1/2011 about chatbot technology and issues in interpreting simple sentences for a fairy-tale acting interpreter.
This is about the history, frustrations, considerations, and decisions that led to the creation of our award-winning ChatBot technology.
Reviews the results of implementing a chatbot described in "Beyond AIML: Chatbots 102". Suzette won Best New Bot in the 2009 Chatterbox Challenge.
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I stay away from ALL ...
I stay away from ALL foreign language translation... life is bad enough trying to do english stuff