Marcus L Endicott: Best Yahoo! Answers

Marcus L Endicott’s Activity – Yahoo! Answers (My Chatbot FAQ)

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[Sep 2012]

How to write a simple c++ source code for a robot?
Stars In Programming & Design – Asked by leone
See my new Meta Guide webpages, “C++ AI & NLP Resources” [1], “Best C++ Robot Videos” [2], and “100 Best C++ Tutorial Videos” [3].
[1] http://www.meta-guide.com/cplusplus-resources
[2] http://www.meta-guide.com/home/about/videography/best-cplusplus-robot-videos
[3] http://www.meta-guide.com/home/about/videography/100-best-cplusplus-tutorial-videos
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Chat bots that remember who you are?
Stars In MSN – Asked by Nero Heartesn
This is generally referred to as “personalization” [1]. The cutting edge of chatbots, dialog systems, and so-called virtual personal assistant technology is moving to the mobile platform. At the moment, Siri is probably your best bet for a dialog agent that can remember your name, and has a feminine persona.
[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personalization
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Looking for a website bot?
Stars In Software – Asked by Curtis
For PC macro technology, take a look at Wikipedia’s “Comparison of macro recorder software” [1]. There is also macro technology for GUIs (including browsers), such as Sikuli [2] and Selenium [3]. Additionally, there are often macro plugins for browsers, such as “iMacros for Chrome” [4].
[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_macro_recorder_software
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikuli
[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selenium_(software)
[4] http://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cplklnmnlbnpmjogncfgfijoopmnlemp
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whats cleverbot and how does it work i dont get it ?!?!?!?
Stars In Other – Computers – Asked by Sarah
This is a FAQ [1]; see “My Cleverbot Tweet-FAQ” [2]. See also my Quora answers to: “How does Cleverbot work?” [3] & “How does the chatbot jabberwacky work?” [4].
[1] http://answers.yahoo.com/search/search_result?p=cleverbot+how+does
[2] http://www.mendicott.com/2011/07/my-cleverbot-tweet-faq.html
[3] http://www.quora.com/How-does-Cleverbot-work
[4] http://www.quora.com/How-does-the-chatbot-jabberwacky-work
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Where can I find more robot stuff?
Stars In Other – Games & Recreation – Asked by Louise
The Old Robot’s Web Site [1] is like seriously amazing…. ;^)
[1] http://www.theoldrobots.com
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Are there an advanced AI programs for pcs?
Stars In Software – Asked by Joe
I suggest looking into Guile3D.com Denise; start with my Meta Guide webpage “Best Guile3D Denise Videos” [1].
[1] http://www.meta-guide.com/home/avatar-system/best-guile3d-denise-videos
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Does anyone knOwn anything of cool robots?
In Other – Electronics – Asked by Joe Smith
In terms of entertainment robots, you should check out the work of Heather Knight; start with my Meta Guide webpage, “Best Heather Knight Videos” [1]. However, I don’t think her @NaoRobot by Aldebaran Robotics [2] qualifies as cheap at $16,000+ ….
[1] http://www.meta-guide.com/home/bibliography/google-scholar/best-heather-knight-videos
[2] http://www.aldebaran-robotics.com
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Free artificial intelligence app for android?
In Cell Phones & Plans – Asked by alexandru

Check out the new “Answer Devices” table of videos comparing one mobile virtual assistant app with another, “Mobile Assistant Battles” [1]. You can also search Quixey for “chatbot” [2], “artificial intelligence” [3], etc.
[1] http://www.answerdevices.com/index.php?/page/mobile_assistant_battles.html
[2] https://www.quixey.com/search?q=chatbot&platform=2005
[3] https://www.quixey.com/search?q=artificial-intelligence&platform=2005 
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How do you use a microphone with Cleverbot?
In Software – Asked by DecreeB
It says right on the Cleverbot.com homepage, “For speech input try Chrome Beta” [1]. For how to use it, see my video, “Speaking with chatbot Fake Captain Kirk 1″…. ;^)
[1] http://www.google.com/intl/en/landing/chrome/beta/
[2] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEmekzMe4do
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Where to ask a questions about robots?
In Yahoo! Answers – Asked by Joshua
Quora has topics for both Robotics [1] and Robots [2].
[1] http://www.quora.com/Robotics
[2] http://www.quora.com/Robots
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How do I create a bot and what is the mathematical theory behind it?
In Programming & Design – Asked by Panlú
A good starting point would be my Yahoo! Answers Best Answers [1], then you could go to my Quora answers [2]; there be answers…. ;^)
[1] http://answers.yahoo.com/activity?show=AA10029657
[2] http://www.quora.com/Marcus-L-Endicott/answers
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Do robots exist that do farm labor?
In Other – Home & Garden – Asked by The Boogie Man
There is a recent and supposedly “Complete List Of Agricultural Robots” [1] online; however, it omits the prominent “Harvest Automation” [2] company of Boston….
[1] http://www.smashingrobotics.com/complete-list-of-robots-used-in-agriculture
[2] http://www.harvestai.com
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Where should I expect to find women interested in robotics?
In Engineering – Asked by The Boogie Man
I can refer you to my own Meta Guide webpage on Dialog Systems in Smart Home Automation & Domotics (Domestic Robotics) [1]. 
And, I suspect that Heather Knight [2] would know as much about women in robotics as anyone….
[1] http://www.meta-guide.com/home-automation
[2] http://www.meta-guide.com/home/bibliography/google-scholar/best-heather-knight-videos
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What is the name of the encyclopedic AI bot that can solve complex math problems?
In Trivia – Asked by Rok
You may be thinking of Wolfram|Alpha: Computational Knowledge Engine [1].
There is also Project Halo [2], a project that has run since October 2002, with the goal of creating a “digital Aristotle” that can correctly answer queries about scientific information.
[1] http://www.wolframalpha.com
[2] http://www.projecthalo.com
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How can I make a simple chatterbot like SimSimi?
In Programming & Design – Asked by NicN
Check out my Yahoo! Answers “Best Answers” [1] for plenty about chatbots of all kinds.
[1] http://answers.yahoo.com/activity/qa?show=AA10029657&link=answer&answerfilter=best_answers
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How do I install ELIZA Chatterbot?
In Software – Asked by Supun
ELIZA is the mother of all chatbots. There are lots of ELIZA resources and versions available on the web. I’ve aggregated many of them on my new Meta Guide webpage all about “Eliza Weizenbaum” [1].
[1] http://www.meta-guide.com/eliza-weizenbaum
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Free Opensource Chatbot?
In Programming & Design – Asked by Spiritus Works
There are lots of “Free / Open Source AIML Implementations” available:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIML#Free_.2F_Open_Source_AIML_Implementations
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Is there a way to listen to PDF books in a natural human voice?
In Books & Authors – Asked by Justin
I use the Web Reader – Text to Speech app ($1.99) [1] by Chris Chauvin on my iPod Touch, and am relatively happy with it.
I also use Mendeley.com [2] to manage my PDF library, sync and store between my desktop and mobile device.
I have tried a number of TTS browser plugins [3] from the Chrome Web Store, but haven’t been satisfied with any.
I’ve never had much luck with the Adobe “Read Out Loud” Text-to-Speech tool; however, if you are using it under Windows, you should be able to change your Microsoft TTS voices [4]. In fact there are a number of companies which will sell you better voices for Windows.
[1] http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/web-reader-text-to-speech/id320808874
[2] http://www.mendeley.com
[3] http://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/tts
[4] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_text-to-speech_voices
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what is the most advance AI chatbot on the web?
In Programming & Design – Asked by russ
There are two learning chatbots that you can interact with on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/twthal – learning chatbot with access to WordNet based on Ai Research (a-i.com) Alan 
http://twitter.com/UltraHal – learning chatbot by Robert Medeksza of Zabaware.com
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Is it possible for a machine to have a brain? In Other – Electronics – Asked by Malaak
Human concepts like “brain” or “understanding” are relative, and subject to definition. Computer advancement is moving inexorably toward “convergence” with neuroscience, and medical imaging, research. It is certainly reasonable to liken advanced artificial intelligence systems, and proposed artificial general intelligence systems, at the center of embodied or humanoid robotic systems to a “brain”. And, as for “understanding”, I think the fact of IBM Watson bettering humans in the Jeopardy TV game show demonstrates “the train has left the station”….
Here is an amazing set of recent videos that illustrates both how far brain simulation has come and how far it has to go:
Henry Markram: Simulating the Brain — The Next Decisive Years [1/3]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rPH1Abuu9M
Henry Markram: Simulating the Brain — The Next Decisive Years [2/3]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDY4cFJauls
Henry Markram: Simulating the Brain — The Next Decisive Years [3/3]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h06lgyES6Oc
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How do i make a robot cat? In Cats – Asked by George Flame
In fact, there are quite a few “robotic cats”, though most are indeed toys, as a quick search of YouTube for “robotic cat” will show.
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=allintitle:robotic-cat
It will be much easier to prototype a robotic cat in a virtual environment such as Second Life. In fact, a quick search of the Second Life Marketplace reveals a number of robotic pet cats already available.
http://marketplace.secondlife.com/products/search?search[keywords]=robot+cat+pet
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How would I make a program similar to jabberwacky? In Programming & Design – Asked by Crystal Mcghee
Go to Chatbots.org http://chatbots.org ..
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a good resource to build a walking robot? In Engineering – Asked by Francois
> http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Walking+Robot
As far as I’m concerned, the latest and greatest is on YouTube (above link). I would simply start doing Google Scholar searches on the names mentioned in the videos for their academic papers.
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I need help with Clever bit, or any A.I. Chatbot? In Programming & Design – Asked by Seth
You can read something about how that “AI vs. AI: Two chatbots talking to each other” viral video was made [1].
[1] http://creativemachines.cornell.edu/AI-vs-AI
You would also need the “pycleverbot – Python bindings for the cleverbot web site” [2].
[2] http://code.google.com/p/pycleverbot/
I’ve just answered another similar question with more details, “Can you create a chat bot that responds to voice with voice?” [3]
[3] http://yhoo.it/ppYsQ1
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Where can I put my ChatBot up for download? In YouTube – Asked by Ryan
Comparison of open source software hosting facilitieshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_open_source_software_hosting_facilities
SourceForgehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SourceForge
GitHubhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GitHub
Google Codehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GoogleCode
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Second Life Robot,Cyborg stuff? In Other – Computers – Asked by Erin
Check out my “Bots & Robots in Virtual Worlds” curation page:
http://www.scoop.it/t/bots-robots-in-virtual-worlds
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Are there any chatterbot open source projects written in JAVA? In Programming & Design – Asked by zaigex
I’ve put together a collection of annotated links related to artificial intelligence and natural language processing “Java Resources”, including a number of open source chatbots in Java:
http://www.meta-guide.com/java-resources
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Why doesn’t Smaterchild work on MSN anymore? In MSN – Asked by BigTwilightFan
You can learn about the 2009 demise of SmarterChild on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SmarterChild
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Can you create a chat bot that responds to voice with voice? In Programming & Design – Asked by Matt
The are lots of options available for text to speech (aka speech synthesis) [1]. For example the recent viral video “AI vs. AI: Two chatbots talking to each other” [2] used Acapela Text to Speech [3].
[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speech_synthesis
[2] http://creativemachines.cornell.edu/AI-vs-AI
[3] http://www.acapela-group.com/text-to-speech-interactive-demo.html
Speech to text (aka speech recognition) [4] is a little more challenging, especially doing it with accuracy. Fortunately, there is now an HTML5 speech input API available, and Google Chrome 11 is the first browser that supports it. There are lots of tutorials all over the Web now about how to use it, such as “How to Add Speech Recognition to your Website” [5]. In fact, I made a demo video while using it “Speaking with chatbot Fake Captain Kirk 1″ [6].
[4] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speech_recognition
[5] http://www.labnol.org/software/add-speech-recognition-to-website/19989/
[6] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEmekzMe4do
IMHO, what is really needed at this point is a universal XMPP instant message IM – Voice bridge, not only for hands-free instant messaging, but also to enable everyone to actually converse with their own AIs.
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How to write a service – robot that will collect info from websites? In Programming & Design – Asked by solunsteve
First, read the Wikipedia entry on “Web scraping” (also called Web harvesting or Web data extraction), and then check everything under “Notable Tools” and “See also”:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_scraping
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Twitter Bots: Respond to keywords? In Programming & Design – Asked by Jacey
There are a number of turnkey web services that offer this functionality for their business clients.
However, it is not hard to do this using Yahoo! Pipes
http://pipes.yahoo.com
In fact, I’ve made a webpage listing “Twitter Bot Pipes: Videos & Examples”
http://meta-guide.com/twitter-bot-pipes
Please remember, spammers do not go to heaven!
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how do i get my msn ‘chatbot’ get on the ‘popular chatbot’ list on ‘chatbot4u.com’? In MSN – Asked by Sandy Bot
Connect your chatbot to Twitter with XMPP (http://imified.com/). (I honestly don’t understand why http://chatbot4u.com doesn’t offer this natively yet.)
I did it with my VagaBot http://twitter.com/vagabot , and now its the most popular at http://verbotsonline.com
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When will we have Angelic Layer technology? In Other – Electronics – Asked by CrusnikAngel
I’m not familiar with the technology featured in the anime of “Angelic Layer”; however, I do know there is substantial progress in the fields of “consumer brain–computer interfaces”, “augmented reality” and “embodied agents”. It should soon be possible to represent embodied agents in the form of “dolls” or “angels” in augmented reality (also “mixed reality”). I suspect that the use of brain–computer interfaces (BCI), in games for instance, will soon follow.
Comparison of consumer brain–computer interfaceshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_consumer_brain-computer_interfaces
Augmented realityhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augmented_reality
Embodied agenthttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embodied_agent
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Aim bots like smarterchild? In Other – Yahoo! Products – Asked by Ducksterr
BrainTheBotBrain v6.20 (64-Bit) – http://www.thebot.de
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What are some Fun chat Robots? In Other – Yahoo! Products – Asked by Baby Bash
Chatbots.orghttp://www.chatbots.org
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do you think bots like Elbot are capable of thinking and reasoning? In Software – Asked by hair
Generally, chatbots use simple pattern matching
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pattern_matching
More sophisticated dialog systems may use statistical techniques such as latent semantic indexing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latent_semantic_indexing
Semantic natural language systems may employ reasoners to do something like thinking using ontologies
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semantic_reasoner
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontology_(information_science)
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How to build a Chatbot? In Do It Yourself (DIY) – Asked by Michelle
Step number one: 
Visit http://www.chatbots.org
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Python chat bot code? In Programming & Design – Asked by ArsonC
You could try this new Python “my_chatbot” at SourceForge by MIT student Cyrus Lange:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/chatbot/
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Whats the best chatbot? In Software – Asked by Abishek Narayan
If you mean, the best free chatbot on the web that you can play with, its probably Cleverbot http://www.cleverbot.com ..
If you mean, the best paid chatbot for the desktop, that could be Guile3d Denise http://www.guile3d.com ..
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are there any other programs like cleverbot? In Software – Asked by LOL
The Chatterbot Collectionhttp://www.chatterbotcollection.com
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Where can I download Chatbots? In Other – Games & Recreation – Asked by Karthik hari Dinakaran
Try the free Verbot 5 http://verbots.com ..
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Clever bot and AIM bots, Wondering something? In Other – Computers – Asked by jroca
The Chatterbot Collectionhttp://www.chatterbotcollection.com
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Is there any sites similar to cleverbot.com? In Yahoo! Search – Asked by Zoey Ferguson
Are there any sites similar to cleverbot.com? ;^)
This is a FAQ.
See http://answers.yahoo.com/search/search_result?p=cleverbot&orderby=date
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Is there a chatbot out there that is really good to fight with? In Other – Computers – Asked by Myglassesarealwaysclean
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/duke-to-go/id329555056
>>Have you ever needed someone to listen to you? Duke will listen, and respond.
Duke To Go is a Megahal conversation simulator ported to the iPhone! Carry on an offline conversation with a disturbed and foul-mouthed artificial intelligence that lives inside of your iPhone or iPod Touch.<<
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how do i make a chat bot? In Programming & Design – Asked by Baxter
It appears that Mibbit does both IRC and XMPP.. There are many IRC and XMPP chatbots available.. Just try googling “IRC chat-bot” or “XMPP chat-bot”..
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How do you think cleverbot works? In Software – Asked by Mike J
Cleverbot uses string metrics, a technique called “string similarity”..
Cleverbot creator, Rollo Carpenter, discusses his work in a series of videos entitled “Learning Creating Phrasing” => http://tinyurl.com/28zvgeb ..
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What is the most intelligent chatterbot available for free online? In Programming & Design – Asked by Somedude
Try http://www.cleverbot.com ..
[ Cleverbot is a more fuzzy variant of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jabberwacky with deeper context .. ] 
[ SmarterChild is dead .. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SmarterChild ]
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i want to create a chat bot.? In Programming & Design – Asked by Qaseh
You will need to clarify this more.
Currently, chatbots are text-in/text-out.
Various text-to-speech (TTS) technologies allow the text to be read out loud.
Windows7 speech tools allow you to input speech via automatic speech recognition (ASR).
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Any Chat Bots you know for messenger? In Other – Yahoo! Messenger – Asked by Gabby
Try:
List of “Working MSN Chatbots” http://tinyurl.com/y3s6hmz
List of “MSN Chat Bots” http://msnemotions.org/msn-chat-bots.html
Chatbots On MSN Messenger, IM And Windows Live Messenger http://chatbots.org/platform/livemessenger
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is there a chat bot like elbot or A.L.I.C.E that can generate messages in English that anyone can access? In Software – Asked by RT
You can make your own ALICEbot with http://www.pandorabots.com/ ..
Conversive VerbotsOnline is a good alternative at http://www.verbotsonline.com/ ..
Personality Forge seems to be popular http://www.personalityforge.com/ ..
You could also try MyCyberTwin http://www.mycybertwin.com/ ..
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Cleverbot and other AI systems? In Programming & Design – Asked by DizzlersMgcCrcs
Probably the best place to start is http://chatbots.org ..
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WHY DON’T CHAT BOTS WORK ANYMORE? In Other – Yahoo! Products – Asked by Crunch T
Try:
List of “Working MSN Chatbots” http://tinyurl.com/y3s6hmz ..
List of “MSN Chat Bots” http://msnemotions.org/msn-chat-bots.html ..
Chatbots On MSN Messenger, IM And Windows Live Messenger http://www.chatbots.org/platform/livemessenger ..
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ANY CHAT BOTS LIKE SMARTERCHILD THAT WORK??? In Other – Yahoo! Products – Asked by Crunch T
YouTube is a good place to find new chatbots http://youtube.com/results?search_query=chat-bot
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SmarterChild or a different chat bot? In Entertainment – Asked by ?
You can read about the demise of SmarterChild at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SmarterChild ..
Skype does not have many chatbots because its API is not open to the XMPP/Jabber standard..
Apple iChat is compatible with XMPP/Jabber, so should be able to access most common IM chatbots, for details see http://allforces.com/2005/05/06/ichat-to-msn-through-jabber ..
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What are some up to date chat bots for MSN Live Messenger? In MSN – Asked by ?
Try this relatively recent list of 124 MSN chatbots at http://www.chatbots.org/platform/livemessenger/ (If you find dead ones in that list, please leave comments there to that effect ..)
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whats this chat system called? In Other – Yahoo! Messenger – Asked by DoubleA!
http://www.cleverbot.com/
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How i can promote a msn chat bot? In MSN – Asked by George
Simply tweet about it on Twitter .. or better .. make it talk to Twitter with something like http://www.tweet.im or http://www.imified.com .. and then tweet about that ..
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why was the spleak chat bot deleted? In Other – Computers – Asked by Ash
There used to be an informative article about the history of Spleak on Wikipedia, but it seems to have become degraded..
Basically, the company went out of business..
See this link to the Webarchive copy of the last Spleak blog entry, January 2008 => http://tinyurl.com/nqlch4
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Did exist chat bot which can be download on computer? In Other – Computers – Asked by Pawe?K1986
Try downloading the new Verbot 5 application from => http://www.verbots.com/ .
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how to create twitter bot? In Programming & Design – Asked by Bors J
Try http://www.botomatic.com/ or http://www.tweetbots.com/ ..
There are many PHP Twitter bots available ..
Don’t spam! :-(
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where can i get free chatbots from for my chatroom? In Entertainment – Asked by Kimber1984
It depends on what kind of “chatroom” you have; but, the “8pla.net forum bot AI (Artificial Intelligence)” at http://www.8pla.net/ is a good place to start.