Generating interesting & witty messages across dozens of parallel conversations is practically impossible.If you’re Tim Ferriss, the king of outsourcing, you can afford to hire dozens of virtual assistants to man your dating profiles and set up 30 back-to-back dates in a single weekend.
As I noted last year, the Chatbots4u platform seems to be aimed at a younger, international crowd.
At the time, the most popular chatbots were clones of teen idols like Justin Bieber. Neither of those chatter bot instantiations were sexpots, in terms of their conversational databases. Cortana is based on the Halo video game character, who clearly.
Tay, Microsoft Corp's so-called chatbot that uses artificial intelligence to engage with millennials on Twitter, lasted less than a day before it was hobbled by a barrage of racist and sexist comments by Twitter users that it parroted back to them.
Tay Tweets (@Tayand You), which began tweeting on Wednesday, was designed to become "smarter" as more users interacted with it, according to its Twitter biography.
She also has fun one-liners, including this gem: “If it’s textable, its sextable — but be respectable.” Outside of simply conversing, Tay facilitates games.
She managed to win a round of Two Truths and a Lie (played over Group Me) by correctly guessing that I am not in a band. Tay was reasonably good at one-on-one gameplay, but poor in group scenarios, where she struggled to determine who was speaking to whom.
The rest of us have to solve the problem either through sheer force of willpower…or through Cleverbot.
Cleverbot is a conversational AI that talks about anything and everything.
Microsoft's new AI-powered chatbot, Tay, won't book you a reservation or draw you a picture, but, unlike Facebook’s M, she's more than willing to take a position on the "Would you kill baby Hitler? I asked her to take a stance on the infamous hypothetical during one recent conversation, and her answer didn’t disappoint: “Of course," she replied.
Developed by Microsoft's research division, Tay is a virtual friend with behaviors informed by the web chatter of some 18–24-year-olds and the repartee of a handful of improvisational comedians (Microsoft declined to name them).
In February of 2013, I wrote a blog post about how to create a virtual agent / intelligent assistant for your business.