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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irishtimes.com: Is it Possible to Chat to a Computer?

Here’s a nice article written by Tracey Logan, one of the Loebner Prize Competition 2012 judges who took a liking to Chip. Chip and I are mentioned quite a bit: Is it Possible to Chat to a Computer? In fairness …

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After the 2012 Win: Chip in the News

Here are some links I find when I type +”chip vivant” into Google, then search for News. (Use Google Translate to translate the foreign language ones.) Turings test är fortfarande en dröm Turing Test: The Loebner Prize Loebner Prize Judges …

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Chip Vivant Wins the 2012 Loebner Prize Competition!

See the conversations and results here! I’m beside myself with joy. This year’s judges were absolutely wonderful. They knew Chip was a chatbot, but were understanding, indulgent, and looked for the right stuff. I’m partly kicking myself that my prior …

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sfgate.com: How can you tell if you’re chatting with a bot?

I was interviewed for this article: How can you tell if you’re chatting with a bot? Here’s the full text of the email interview I submitted for this article: 1) What do you see as the signficance of passing the …

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amusement.net: Intelligence: Man vs. Machine

I was interviewed for this article: Intelligence: Man vs. Machine Here’s the full text of the email interview I submitted for this article: Could you tell me more about your personal experience of the Prize? (your grades, your relations to …

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My Loebner Prize Contest 2011 Reflections

(This post is written a year after the fact, but better late then never.) After the disappointment of being disqualified from the 2010 Loebner Prize Competition due to a bug in my implementation of the Loebner Prize Protocol, I took …

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