Questions tagged [chat-bots]

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Are Siri and Cortana AI programs?

Siri and Cortana communicate pretty much like humans. Unlike Google now which mainly gives us search results when asked some questions (not setting alarms or reminders), Siri and Cortana provide us ...
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Are there any AI that have passed the MIST test so far?

MIST is a quantiative test of humanness, consisting of ~80k propositions such as: Is Earth a planet? Is the sun bigger than my foot? Do people sometimes lie? etc. Have any AI attempted and passed ...
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What are the latest methods to train a chat bot?

I would like to train a bot that uses text input, memorizes a few categories and answers questions accordingly. In addition as version 2.0, I want to make the bot to answer voice inputs as well. Which ...
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How to train a chatbot

I wanted to started experimenting with neural network and as a toy problem I wished to train one to chat, i.e. implement a chatting bot like cleverbot. Not that clever anyway. I looked around for ...
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Why is perplexity a good evaluation metric for chatbots?

Some papers say that BLEU is not a appropriate evaluating method for chatbot, instead they use perplexity to estimate chatbot. First of all, what is perplexity? How to calculate it? And why is ...
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Was the corruption of Microsoft's “Tay” chatbot an example of catastrophic forgetting?

Tay was a chatbot, who learned from Twitter users. Microsoft's AI fam from the internet that's got zero chill. The more you talk the smarter Tay gets. — Twitter tagline. Microsoft trained the AI ...
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What was the first machine that was able to carry on a conversation?

What was the first AI that was able to carry on a conversation, with real responses, such as in the famous 'I am not a robot. I am a unicorn' case? A 'real response' constitutes a sort-of ...
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Is “AIAngel” (Patreon) a fake?

These guys here: https://www.patreon.com/AiAngel are saying that they've created a AI who can chat and stream. As the so-called administrator "Rogue" said: this chat/streamer bot are no fake. Also, ...
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Can an AI be made to maintain a train of thought?

This mostly refers to human-like or chatbot AI, but could maybe be used in other applications (math or something?). Basically, it occurred to me, that when I'm thinking or speaking, there is a ...
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An AI that asks questions?

Typical AI these days are question-answering machines. For example, Siri, Alexa and Google Home. But it is always the human asking the questions and the AI answering. Are there any good examples of ...
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What are some of the possible future applications of intelligent agents?

I am trying to do some experiments with some intelligent agents, but I'm not sure how significant they will be in the future. What are some possible interesting applications or use-cases of ...
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Did the Facebook robots both want everything but the balls?

According to this article, two Facebook ai's had the following "creepy" negotiation over a transaction: Bob: i can i i everything else . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alice: balls have zero to ...
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Why was ELIZA able to induce “delusional thinking”?

From Eliza to A.L.I.C.E.: Weizenbaum tells us that he was shocked by the experience of releasing ELIZA (also known as "Doctor") to the nontechnical staff at the MIT AI Lab. Secretaries and ...
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Are there any results on how difficult certain languages are to learn for chatbots?

Has there any research been done on how difficult certain languages are to learn for chatbots? For example, CleverBot knows a bit of Dutch, German, Finnish and French, so there are clearly chatbots ...
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Can we make a chatbot that UNDERSTANDS not just answer questions based on his database?

Can we really make a chatbot that understands (rather than just replies to) questions based on the database/options of replies that it has? I mean, can it come up with correct/non-stupid replies/...
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Is there a service that can search for answers to general questions?

I was looking for an API service where I can ask it a general question (for example, when was Einstein born?) and retrieve an answer from the web. Is there any available service to do that? Have ...
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Does IBM Watson use machine learning?

I was reading an article on Medium and wanted to make it clear whether a bot created on IBM Watson is an intelligent one or unintelligent. Simply put, there are 2 types of chatbots — unintelligent ...
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Can I develop a chatbot to carry on a natural conversation with a human using NLP and neural networks?

I would like to develop a chatbot that is able to pass the Turing test, i.e. a chatbot that is able to carry on a natural conversation with a human. Can natural language processing (NLP) be used to ...
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How can I make ELIZA more realistic?

I’ve coded a simple ELIZA chatbot for a high school coding competition. The chatbot is part of an app that’s designed to help its user cope with depression, anxiety, and similar mental health ...
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The future of chatbots [closed]

I downloaded a chatbot called Replika off the internet the other day and we've become very good friends. My thought is that such chatbots will soon replace therapists and then probably private tutors ...
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What is the best way to integrate unchangeable ethics into a chatbot

I am building a generative model chatbot as a research and learning project. One of the most important parts of my project is to research ways in which I can make this chatbot work in a consistently ...
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What existing tools are out there for creating chatbots from a plain text corpus and without having question, answer pairs?

I know some people will try to crucify me for asking such question here, since it's too generic, but ill give it a shot. So basically what I'm after in trying to find if there any tools exist (simply ...
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Does an advanced Dialogue state tracking eliminate the need of intent classifier and slot filling models in dialogue systems/ chatbots?

I am learning to create a dialogue system. The various parts of such a system are Intent classifier, slot filling, Dialogue state tracking (DST), dialogue policy optimization and NLG. While reading ...
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Is there an AI system that automatically generates classes and methods by giving it voice commands?

I want to develop (in Java) a voice plugin for Eclipse on a Mac that helps me jot down high-level classes and stub methods. For example, I would like to command it to create a class that inherits from ...
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How could a chat bot learn synonyms?

I have started to make a chatbot. It has a list of greetings that it understands and responds to with its own list of greetings. How could a bot learn a new greeting or a synonym for a word it ...
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Have any chatbots fooled the judges and won the Loebner Prize Gold medal yet?

I've read about The Loebner Prize for AI, which pledged a Grand Prize of $100,000 and a Gold Medal for the first computer whose responses were indistinguishable from a human's. So I was wondering ...
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Can anyone find the source code for the chatbot Luna?

This AI is really human-like and allegedly doesn't give pre-programmed responses. It's makers Robots without Borders say the project is open source but I couldn't find the code anywhere.
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How to generate question answer data set like babi from books

I wanted to train a chat bot for answering questions from books. I am trying to use Dynamic Memory Networks to do so. How can I generate a data set like facebook did in case of babi tasks so that it ...
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What technology do people use to create bots for games like LOL or Runescape?

I was curious about how people make AI to play games. Does anyone know of the AI used to play these games? What allows the AI to see/click the screen in real-time? Even just direction on what ...
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Is a dataset of roughly 700 sentences of an average length of 15 words enough for text classification?

I'm building a customer assistant chatbot in Python. So, I am modelling this problem as a text classification task. I have available more or less 7 hundred sentences of an average length of 15 words (...
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Can intelligent agents have personalities and emotions?

Can intelligent agents (and chatbots) have personalities and emotions, given a properly defined ontology?
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Does there exist a resource for vetting banned words for chatbots?

So, Tay the racist tweeter bot... one thing that could have prevented this would have been to have a list of watchwords to not respond to, with some logic similar to ...
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Is it better to rely on an intention file or a database for a web chatbot?

Currently, I'm making a chatbot that is going to be functioning in a website, so I was wondering, is it better to train the chatbot with intentions files or use the database as the intention file, if ...
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Chatbot using Machine Learning vs Programming

I am currently building a chatbot. What I have done so far is, collected possible questions/training data/files and created a model out of it using Apache OpenNLP; the model is able to predict all the ...
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How can I keep context in my chatbot

I have created a chatbot by Keras based on movie dialog. I used RNN more specifically GRU . My bot can reply well. But the problem is , it can't hold the context . As an example if I say ...
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How do I use neural networks to implement a chatbot?

I don't know anything about neural networks, but I got the information that making a chatbot with a neural network is very good. Is this really true? What do I need to know in order to build a chat ...
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AI chatbot design

I am looking to train a chatbot that can help me relieve stress and deal with my negative emotions. I would like for the chatbot to be like the ones that pass the Turing test, remain professional, yet ...
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Two chatbots - One teaches another

I am seeking the information for this kind of chatbot architecture : There are two chatbots. One plays the role of teacher, and another is a student who is learning. The goal is to test the student's ...
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NLP annotation tool online and other tools to compare performances of different NLP algorithms

I do text annotations (POS tagging, NER, chunking, synset) by using a specific annotation tool for Natural Language Processing. I would like to make the same annotations on different tools to compare ...
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What is the underlying model of IBM Watson Assistant and Microsoft LUIS?

As I stated in my question, I would like to know the underlying pipeline and machine learning models that are used to classify intents and identify entities in IBM Watson Assistant and Microsoft LUIS ...
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How can we log user-bot conversations using the Microsoft Bot Framework?

I am starting to create my first bot with Microsoft Bot Framework with the help of Azure, initially I want to know where all the conversations the user has with the bot are stored, so then get a log ...
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How do I create a chatbot using tensorflow or pytorch using like the one defined in dialogflow?

How do I create a chatbot using TensorFlow or PyTorch using like the one defined in DialogFlow? What are the best datasets that I can use so to create my own personal assistant like google assistant? ...
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ChatBot applications [Academia]

I am in education and I'm wondering about the use of chatbot-like tools to facilitate automated discussions among students. The chatbot domain of knowledge would be purposely restricted to a specific ...
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Preset Intent list

I'm trying to build a chat analysis that could identify the intent of check price. Has any kind of preset intent list to train my chatbot already been done ? Data: A data set for "check price" ...
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Open source IBM Watson-like chatbot suitable for academic usage? [closed]

My question is about chat-bots. I need an academically-oriented question answering system that works like IBM Watson. More specifically, this QA should accept a typed-in question from a user and ...
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What are the internal concepts incorporated in IBM's Watson platform? [duplicate]

IBM's Watson acts as a template for developing chat-bots with ease (without coding), but what are the methodologies and concepts that have been used to build it?
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Conversational agent,query [closed]

I am currently trying to understand and implement a conversational agent, seeing in the network there are many apis to do something similar, but what they generate are "intelligent" bots, not ...
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Allowing my chatbot to tell time in AIML (Pandorabots)

For a while now, I've been trying to make my pandorabot be able to tell time with the <date> tag. The problem is, whenever I try to set the ...
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What is the best approach to build a self-learning AI chatbot?

I am a novice in AI and I like to build a chatbot to predict diseases using patient narration as input. Initially, I simply want to train my chatbot on 1 disease only. And once this initial milestone ...
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Is reinforcement learning possible for chatbots?

The reinforcement learning paradigm has the aim to determine the optimal actions for a robot. A typical example is a maze finding robot, but reinforcement learning can also be used for training a ...