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 discussions this year, so we’re sitting this year out. If you’re interested in projects I’m currently working on which are / will be infused with the spirit of Chip, check out EmpathyNow and Keep Me With You.
I’m not retiring permanently from competitions of this nature, just waiting until I’m more inspired and have something more to add to the discussion.
I’m especially pleased with the progress of EmpathyNow: you can now integrate with Twitter and Facebook, honor your lifelong, neglected To-Dos, and share your progress with the world. Case in point: here is my public web page for my To-Dos.
Feel free to sign up for a free account and send me your questions and feedback.
I wish the bots and botmasters participating in this years’ competitions the best of luck. May the best bot win!