So some guy on the Net decides to call me up for a chat.Someone from Drake University, Iowa, USA (the node DRAKE on BITNET) where it is early afternoon.
MGonz is finally written up as a book chapter: Humphrys, Mark (2008), "How my program passed the Turing Test", Chapter 15 of Parsing the Turing Test: Philosophical and Methodological Issues in the Quest for the Thinking Computer, Robert Epstein, Gary Roberts and Grace Beber (eds.), Springer, 2008."his programme induced a dialogue more human than any other I've seen" - Turing's biographer Andrew Hodges (author of Alan Turing: the Enigma) in "The Turing Test in practice"."one of the funniest experiments ever performed in computer science ..But of course this means that I have found it quite difficult to publish this or publicize it. Of course this is all nothing to do with AI, as I elaborate on the Turing Test page. like when was 05/02/89 :1 the 05/02/89 * paris is a beautiful city 05/02/89 From SOMEONE at DRAKE: last time that you got laid..unless it was when you 05/02/89 :2 were born o'my he said something different.It's no coincidence that Hutchens and I are both professional AI researchers who disown our own creations. a 05/02/89 In fact, the very introduction of the whole line of questioning about sex was a complete accident (though once the user responded, MGonz was guaranteed to stay on the topic).
This goes back to an "Eliza" AI chat program (see What is an "Eliza" program?