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The Back Story: In 1966 Joseph Weizenbaum at M.I.T. wrote ELIZA, a famous program that simulates a Rogerian psychoanalyst by taking excerpts from the subject's comments and posing questions back to the subject. While not a giant leap in AI programming, ELIZA (named after Eliza Dolittle in My Fair Lady) showed that some semblance of 'awareness' could be synthesized simply by using input pattern recognition, combined with predefined phrases. Some people claim that ELIZA was the first program to pass the Turing Test, fooling subjects into thinking it was an actual person.

Enter AOLiza: Using a publicly available Perl version of ELIZA, a Mac with nothing better to do than play psychoanalyst, a few applescripts, and an AOL Instant Messenger account that has a high rate of 'random' people trying to start conversations, I put ELIZA in touch with the real world. Every few days I'll put up the latest 'patients.' Names have been changed to protect the... well, everyone.

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Round One of Three: The 1966 ELIZA.

AOLiza vs:

sixtytwo
2/10/01
6.0/10 (81 votes)

sixtyone
2/10/01
6.5/10 (57 votes)

sixty
2/10/01
7.9/10 (146 votes)

fiftynine
2/10/01
6.5/10 (58 votes)

fiftyeight
2/10/01
8.2/10 (101 votes)

fiftyseven
1/25/01
6.1/10 (116 votes)

fiftysix
1/25/01
3.3/10 (89 votes)

fiftyfive
1/25/01
7.5/10 (144 votes)

fiftyfour
1/25/01
5.2/10 (60 votes)

fiftythree
1/25/01
7.7/10 (117 votes)

fiftytwo
1/18/01
5.3/10 (105 votes)

fiftyone
1/18/01
6.4/10 (127 votes)

fifty
1/18/01
8.1/10 (195 votes)

fortynine
1/18/01
5.9/10 (74 votes)

fortythree_2
1/18/01
5.7/10 (64 votes)

fortyeight
1/11/01
8.2/10 (285 votes)

fortyseven
1/11/01
6.9/10 (92 votes)

fortysix
1/11/01
6.0/10 (71 votes)

fortyfive
1/11/01
5.6/10 (58 votes)

fortyfour
1/11/01
5.0/10 (63 votes)

fortythree
9/11/00 4:29 PM
6.9/10 (1790 votes)

fortytwo
9/16/00 12:21 AM
8.7/10 (2390 votes)

fortyone
9/16/00 12:23 AM
4.7/10 (394 votes)

forty
9/12/00 4:50 PM
4.2/10 (481 votes)

thirtynine
9/11/00 5:37 PM
5.9/10 (459 votes)

thirtyeight
9/11/00 1:19 PM
6.5/10 (371 votes)

thirtyseven
9/10/00 2:21 PM
6.3/10 (316 votes)

thirtysix
9/10/00 12:51 AM
3.7/10 (210 votes)

thirtyfive
9/10/00 12:30 AM
4.8/10 (182 votes)

thirtyfour
8/29/00 11:37 AM
5.1/10 (163 votes)

thirtythree
9/8/00 8:06 AM
8.1/10 (817 votes)

thirtytwo
8/28/00 10:03 PM
3.6/10 (153 votes)

thirtyone
8/22/00 7:15 PM
5.3/10 (881 votes)

thirty
8/25/00 3:44 PM
7.5/10 (1311 votes)

twentynine
8/25/00 4:00 PM
5.5/10 (688 votes)

twentyeight
8/25/00 5:36 AM
5.0/10 (420 votes)

twentyseven
8/23/00 11:17 PM
7.6/10 (994 votes)

twentysix
8/23/00 11:15 PM
3.4/10 (426 votes)

twentyfive
8/22/00 8:02 PM
6.0/10 (671 votes)

twentyfour
8/22/00 6:22 AM
6.4/10 (285 votes)

twentythree
8/21/00 8:42 PM
6.2/10 (252 votes)

twentytwo
8/21/00 7:20 PM
8.4/10 (1819 votes)

twentyone
8/21/00 4:46 PM
4.2/10 (179 votes)

twenty
8/20/00 3:14 AM
4.3/10 (218 votes)

nineteen
8/19/00 3:13 PM
4.1/10 (175 votes)

eighteen
8/18/00 11:09 PM
7.0/10 (637 votes)

seventeen
8/18/00 7:59 PM
4.5/10 (169 votes)

sixteen
8/18/00 2:44 PM
3.9/10 (165 votes)

fifteen
8/18/00 8:08 AM
3.5/10 (184 votes)

fourteen
8/18/00 1:02 AM
4.4/10 (162 votes)

thirteen
8/17/00 11:52 PM
2.8/10 (209 votes)

twelve
8/17/00 6:22 PM
7.5/10 (824 votes)

eleven
8/17/00 3:15 PM
4.6/10 (242 votes)

ten
8/17/00 2:06 PM
7.7/10 (782 votes)

nine
8/17/00 5:23 AM
5.6/10 (326 votes)

eight
8/16/00 7:14 PM
4.7/10 (257 votes)

seven
8/16/00 6:13 PM
5.3/10 (299 votes)

six
8/16/00 3:27 PM
4.8/10 (297 votes)

five
8/16/00 1:31 PM
8.2/10 (1606 votes)

four
8/16/00 11:26 AM
6.2/10 (494 votes)

three
8/16/00 9:29 AM
4.2/10 (388 votes)

two
8/15/00 9:03 PM
2.8/10 (408 votes)

one
8/15/00 4:10 PM
2.3/10 (589 votes)