Chip Taking a Vacation From Chatbot Competitions This Year

Just wanted to let you all know that Chip won’t be participating in any chatbot competitions this year. I’m pleased with how things went with the Loebner Prize Competition last year and don’t have anything new to add to the …

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My Chatbots 3.3 Talk

I was in Philly this weekend giving an informal talk entitled Your Chatbot: Moonshot or Low-Hanging Fruit. It was an honor to meet the amazing people there, especially Dr. Richard Wallace, creator of A.L.I.C.E and AIML. (Although Chip doesn’t use …

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Decision Help Now!

Here’s a new website I’ve created to help you make informed decisions and avoid decisions based on emotion or flip-a-coin-type methods: Decision Help Now! Website It’s the living version and testament to a booklet my late father published thirty years …

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empathynow.com Dramatically Improved

empathynow.com has been completely rewritten and improved. From the website: Chip can enrich your life in ways other techniques can’t. You can talk to Chip and he’ll respond to you with something loving and caring. Chip can help you through …

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To The Best of Our Knowledge: Interview

Here’s a link to the page containing the interview I did for To The Best of Our Knowledge. The content turned out to be the same as my Wisconsin interview, but is available nationally: http://ttbook.org/book/alan-turing

Wisconsin Public Radio Interview

Here’s a link to an interview I did for Wisconsin Public Radio. A longer-format version is going to be broadcast nationally sometime in mid-August: http://wilife.tumblr.com/post/26351484037/turing-test-saturday-june-23rd-marks-the-100th

www.guardian.co.uk: Alan Turing’s legacy: how close are we to ‘thinking’ machines?

I was interviewed for this article: Alan Turing’s legacy: how close are we to ‘thinking’ machines? Here’s the full text of the email interview I submitted for this article: How long did you spend on Chip Vivant? With the exception …

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aidreams.co.uk: Mohan Embar Interview – 2012 Loebner Prize Winner with Chip Vivant

This was reprinted verbatim from my email interview and also includes a link to a PDF, so I won’t reproduce it here: Mohan Embar Interview – 2012 Loebner Prize Winner with Chip Vivant

New Website: empathynow.com

Here’s a launch of a very minimalist website: http://www.empathynow.com/ empathynow.com marks the start of my personal mission to use my abilities to provide a certain class of people empathy that they can’t otherwise get from normal, human interaction. I intend …

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Shameless Self-Promotion: PandaTunes, PandaRemote, Num-Num

As long as I’ve got you here, why not shamelessly peddle a few products I’ve written?: PandaTunes – PandaTunes lets you control Pandora® with iTunes®. Remote control Pandora stations using Apple’s free iTunes remote for iOS devices like the iPad, …

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