of no fixed subtitle
September 19, 2005
has apparently won the 2005
(for the chatbot whose conversation comes nearest to passing the Turing Test), pipping the former winner
16 years ago
Arrrr, I prefer exchange with me chum beeswacky!
When I tried them out, Jabberwacky seemed to lose the thread more quickly than Alice. They all trip up eventually, of course. And you may lay to that, my bucko.
Jabberwacky: Are you an alien? User: No, I be a pirate! Arrr! Jabberwacky: I be a boy. User: Now swab the poop deck, boy, or I'll keelhaul ye! Jabberwacky: Not so fast... We do things my way. User: Insolent, scurvy wretch! It's the plank for ye! Jabberwacky: I can tell you I have enjoyed your chatting place. User: Let's see how ye enjoy the brig, then, with varmin for company. Jabberwacky: OK. Let's talk in portuguese then. User: Eu não gosto de falar português. Jabberwacky: Não gosta de que?
Jabberwacky successfully exchanged in some pirate talk with me:
JWacky: I have nothing to say. Me: Can you talk like a pirate? JWacky: You sure look pretty. Me: Avast! JWacky: Hoist the capstan! Me: Shiver me timber! JWacky: Yaar, matey. I be a river pirate, plying my trade on the mighty Saskatchewan! Me: Ahoy! And how does she blow? JWacky: Mother knows best.
Jabberwacky: When were you last backed up? User: What on earth? Must we start the conversation with accusations of buggery? Jabberwacky: Yes how about a contract. User: Thanks, but there's no one I need knocking off right now. Jabberwacky: What about god? User: Oh no! You must be a Cylon! Jabberwacky: In a world with natchos, satin rugs, snozzberrys and twarlifairies then technically, yes.
It's too slow an interface.
Three Day Monk is a cyborg!
Reeking of confoundery, this be.
Alice has a much better sense of humor.
Alice, Jabberwacky seems to be down--I'm getting a "Failed to open page" link.
Actually, it turns out that the link in the FPP is down, but
works just fine (albeit verrrrry slowly at the moment.)
Sorry about that, Jacob. Turns out second place actually went to
You can now read
of the actual contest exchanges.