Sexchat bot that acctually talks
Eventually, I wrote to the sacred address and found that MGONZ was the account of one Manuel Gonzales from Barcelona, who did a Ph D at the Experimental Physics Dept c.1988 - supervisor Peter Mitchell - and had since returned to Spain, leaving behind his account which was being used as a sort of group account by his former colleagues.
Because he left a VAX terminal hooked up with customised software to a radioactivity-measuring instrument, MGONZ remained in operation for years (last sighting Apr 1997).
Some coverage of AOLiza: Finally, I wrote the program when I was 18.
Some of the more conservative Web filtering programs would regard that as a minor and hence would have denied me the right to look at my own creation! So where does this name come from, people have asked.
Here is the So what's the secret of an effective Turing Test-passer? Hutchens, author of Mega HAL (see 1996 Loebner transcript), has written a document, How to Pass the Turing Test by Cheating.
"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 ..
In 2000, AOLiza returned to the element of surprise on the AOL Instant Messenger system.
Like my program, and unlike the Loebner test, users do not expect to be talking to a machine.it is a small milestone in human history to have produced a machine that can do this." - Andrew Brown in The Darwin Wars. When I was an undergraduate in 1989 I hooked up an Artificial Intelligence "chatbot" called "MGonz" to the Internet, with interesting results.