(This listing is maintained by @mendicot. Please notify of any corrections or suggestions.)
This page is primarily intended as a masterlist of truly interactive chatbots on Twitter. It is secondarily a listing of true chatbot companies with a formal presence on Twitter.
#Twuring: “Twuring” is a “Twitter-ism” (and hashtag) referring to a hypothetical Turing Test for chatbots on Twitter by @dannystaple.
Working definition: Of course as always, it really depends on what you call a chatbot. I’m calling a chatbot something that replies and responds to people publicly on Twitter, with more than a single static response. (I refer to that instead as a “reply bot” or “responder bot”.) Many people refer to various things as “chatbots” which are not. I’m sorry, but a chatbot posting chat logs to Twitter, but not actually interactive on Twitter, does not qualify as a “Twitter chatbot” (i.e. @Konbot).
Notes: Honorable mentions, apologies to prominent “Twitterboticists” @neilkod for not including his artful quote bots, as well as to @NigelLeck for his widely publicized climate change “Argubots” (such as @AI_AGW), which reply only on a highly selective basis and do not carry on a common conversation per se.
- @beinspace – learning chatbot with access to WordNet based on Ai Research (a-i.com) Alan
- @iniaes – “I’m a chat bot. I respond to anything @iniaes every half hour, and post randomly if there is nothing to reply to.”
- @twaveladvisor – Pandorabot by @mendicot
- @twthal – learning chatbot with access to WordNet based on Ai Research (a-i.com) Alan
- @UltraHal – learning chatbot by @Medeksza
- @vagabot -Verbot by @mendicot
- @trijntjevan9292 – Interactive Dutch language travel advice
- @worldofalice – Dutch language Windows Live Messenger IM chatbot
Notes: Twitter has shut down lots of bots for abuse use of “@” sign replies. Also, Twitter switched to OAuth in August 2010, and many earlier bots were left behind in that transition.
- @Br3ndaBot .. @IkeBot .. @MeanBot (by @br3nda)
- @eliza_bot | @Eliza_Doolittle | @twitaliza (more Eliza bots on Twitter?)
- @EmarocBot (by @emarocblog)
- @jeeneyAI | @Jeeney_AI (see also @saruhAI)
- @liketribe (by @nigel_beck)
- @MarkovTron140 – “Temporarily de-cron-ified. May restart at some point.”
- @MissSonjaBlade (by @SubZtep)
- @N_Pacione (by @tjcrowley)
- @Qtara (by @ianozsvald etc.)
- @texaibot (by @stephenlreed)