08_3_turing - The very brittle Eliza Lite that I...

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The Mac Eliza I showed in class is a very old (2002) Trans-Tex implementation of Eliza version 1.1. Be careful downloading Elizas for Windows. They may be virus-laden. There are also online Eliza services or chatbots you can interact with. Here are the two chatbots "talking" to each other: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnzlbyTZsQY The Siri promotional video is at http://www.apple.com/iphone/features/siri.html Check out the Radiolab episode "Talking to Machines" from May 31, 2011. You can download it from the following page or just listen to it there: http://www.radiolab.org/series/podcasts/ Or you can subscribe to the show's podcasts through iTunes. This episode starts with the rather strange story of a divorced psychologist trying to meet women through a chat room and developing a "relationship" with he subsequently learned was a chatbot.
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Unformatted text preview: The very brittle Eliza Lite that I demonstrated and wrote in Python will be uploaded later. We'll discuss it when we look at string manipulation in more detail. 2012 is Alan Turing's centenary. There is an excellent biographical entry about him in Wikipedia that gives a balanced account of his life, death, and posthumous acclaim, and of his careers in mathematical logic, computer science and engineering, and even mathematical biology: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing I took the photograph I showed in class at King's College, Cambridge. It's in a corridor with other famous college fellows and professors. The legend below the picture says that he was a fellow of the college from 1935 until 1952, the year he was convicted. He died in 1954 at the age of 41....
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