In 1995 I finally got around to setting up this page to tell everyone about it.
MGonz is finally written up as a book chapter: Humphrys, Mark (2008), "How my program passed the Turing Test", Chapter 15 of Parsing the Turing Test: Philosophical and Methodological Issues in the Quest for the Thinking Computer, Robert Epstein, Gary Roberts and Grace Beber (eds.), Springer, 2008.
At least I understand why chatbots are so popular now: they’re easy to copy, modify, understand, and use, since the difficult problems of natural language processing are bypassed.
I see that a few people here are using full parsing in their systems, so I wondered roughly what percentage of programmers are using parsing versus what percentage are doing simple pattern matching (as in AIML and ELIZA), so I created this poll.
Sex chat bots are probably one of the bigger sex tech advancements in recent years. Then there is “Uncensored Sex Chat” and that most likely is what your average guys is going to try.