What is a Chat Bot ? (a.k.a Chatbots, Chatting bots, A.I Chatterbots)
What is a chatbot ?
A chatbot is an artificial intelligence computer software program developed to simulate intelligent conversation through written or spoken text. in it's basic form a chatterbot (chat bot) takes a written text input from a user and match it with the program's database to output a sentence which forms chatbots reply to user input, thus keeping the conversation going, some chatbot programs uses speech recognition, animations etc. for a better virtual user experience
So, why a chatbot ?
One thing it's fun, chatterbots today have both commercial and educational values, chatbots can be used for information exchange with a customer in commercial websites/programs to teach children grammar, and other subjects through a interface using voice, animation, etc. but all chatbots have one ultimate goal, that is to win the Turing test, which is a test for detecting the best chatbot which can disguise itself with the best human like interaction, so by implementing Artificial Intelligence logic codes, real time analysis and learning, a chatterbot could be made like a HAL (2001 Space Odyssey) SUNNY (I, Robot) or GERTY (Moon) , and that's what our dream is :)