[MUD-Dev] Chatbot

Michael Tresca talien at toast.net
Thu Jul 5 08:08:32 New Zealand Standard Time 2001

Thought you might find this interesting:


On the A.I. web site, Chatbot (ALICE, click Enter to see it) gives
clues about the movie.  I think.  Anyway, the Chatbot is
sufficiently advanced that several people on the discussion boards
thought they were talking to a real person, or that "a real person
was answering for the 'bot some of the time."

I'd love to make our NPCs that believable.  I suspect the audience
has something to do with it (e.g., mundanes not used to chatting to

Mike "Talien" Tresca
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