Ball busting chat bots
And then the rise of fake news, after they got rid of the humans curating it and replaced it with algorithms that quickly went awry and blew up a major election.
And never, ever, not once, has Facebook or its apologists ever taken responsibility for this. The solution to a high percentage of Internet scams, bullying, exploitation of personal information, fake news etc is simply to turn off Facebook.
Warwick is somewhat infamous for his ridiculous claims to the press, which gullible reporters repeat without question. All the way back in 2000, we were writing about all the ridiculous press he got for claiming to be the world's first "cyborg" for implanting a chip in his arm.
There was even a -- since taken down -- Kevin Warwick Watch website that mocked and categorized all of his media appearances in which gullible reporters simply repeated all of his nutty claims.
Bots & Robots in Virtual Worlds Notes: In a nutshell, any dialog system API, such as My Cyber Twin or Conversive, can be used to power Second Life chatbots via any of a number of metaverse text clients.
It is much easier to prototype a robots in a virtual environment such as Second Life; in fact, a quick search of the Second Life Marketplace reveals a quite a few NPC chatbots.
The development team includes Eugene's creator Vladimir Veselov, who was born in Russia and now lives in the United States, and Ukrainian born Eugene Demchenko who now lives in Russia.And, programmers being programmers, the chatbot can also do things that reflect the culture of the team, like showing pictures of a pug, displaying a squirrel whenever you type “ship it,” or providing responses in a Magic 8 Ball form when you ask it questions.The chatbot usually reflects the culture of the team that’s using it and can often become an informal mascot for the group.[....] If a computer is mistaken for a human more than 30% of the time during a series of five minute keyboard conversations it passes the test. Eugene managed to convince 33% of the human judges that it was human. The event was organized by Kevin Warwick at Reading University.If you've spent any time at all in the tech world, you should automatically have red flags raised around that name.