which proposed what is now called the Turing test as a criterion of intelligence.
This criterion depends on the ability of a computer program to impersonate a human in a real-time written conversation with a human judge, sufficiently well that the judge is unable to distinguish reliably—on the basis of the conversational content alone—between the program and a real human.
The process of building a chatbot can be divided into two main tasks: understanding the user's intent and producing the correct answer.
The first task involves understanding the user input.
its magic crumbles away; it stands revealed as a mere collection of procedures ...
The observer says to himself "I could have written that".
A chatbot (also known as a talkbot, chatterbot, Bot, IM bot, interactive agent, or Artificial Conversational Entity) is a computer program which conducts a conversation via auditory or textual methods.by responding to any input that contains the word 'MOTHER' with 'TELL ME MORE ABOUT YOUR FAMILY'). Jabberwacky learns new responses and context based on real-time user interactions, rather than being driven from a static database.Thus an illusion of understanding is generated, even though the processing involved has been merely superficial. Some more recent chatbots also combine real-time learning with evolutionary algorithms that optimise their ability to communicate based on each conversation held.This sort of usage holds the prospect of moving chatbot technology from Weizenbaum's "shelf ... Usually, weak AI fields employ specialized software or programming languages created specifically for the narrow function required. Currently chatbots are widely used as part of instant messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger, We Chat, and Kik for entertaining purposes as well as B2C customer service, sales and marketing.reserved for curios" to that marked "genuinely useful computational methods". The bots usually appear as one of the user's contacts or as a participant in a group chat.