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Computer mistaken for human

Elbot the chatbot: Click to chat with Elbot
Elbot the chatbot: Click to chat with ElbotCourtesy Artificial Solutions
Last week Elbot fooled three judges out of twelve into thinking it was a real human being. Elbot, an artificial intelligence program, has been developed over the last seven years by Artificial Solutions. Elbot is their most intelligent "chatbot" and has an enormous knowledge base. If you want to have a chat with Elbot, you can visit him at

Best yet performance yet by an AI

Elbot won this year's Loebner Prize which goes to chatbot software most able to converse like a human. Each year an annual prize of $3000 and a bronze medal is awarded to the most human-like computer (the Loebner 2008 Rules can be found by clicking here). Dr. Hugh Loebner pledged a Grand Prize of $100,000 and a Gold Medal for the first computer to fool 30% of the judges (Elbot fooled 25%).

Source: New Scientist Tech