IBM Watson Wins Jeopardy

Jeopardy Host Alex Trebek.

For those that don’t know, Jeopardy is an American TV Game Show in which an answer (or hint) is provided to the contestants, and they are asked to respond with the appropriate question. The Jeopardy Tournament where IBM Watson faced off against Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter were some of the most popular episodes of … Read more

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Important People and Events in Chatbot History

An early router from the ARPANET.

This article focuses on some of the most important people and events in chatbot history. The people included have made valuable contributions to the fields of Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, or to the creation and development of chatbots. The events included are significant advances in chatbot development and related fields. Key People in Chatbot History … Read more

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A Brief Biography of Rollo Carpenter: The Mind Behind Clever Bot

A photo of Rollo Carpenter.

The field of Artificial Intelligence is filled with many instances of brilliant minds who came up with programs and bots, Rollo Carpenter is one of these brilliant men. He created chatbots and other work which revolutionized the field and helped others within the field of AI achieve milestones they would not have been able to … Read more

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A Brief Biography of Alan Turing: A Pioneer in Computing

A portrait of Alan Turing, the developer of the Turing Test.

Alan Turing is one of the biggest names in the field of computer sciences, crypto analysis, artificial intelligence, and even the philosophy of artificial intelligence and mechanic consciousness. Alan Mathison Turing left an enormous legacy behind him and is an inspiration for many in the field of artificial intelligence and computer science. Turing not only … Read more

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What Is the Turing Test? Everything You Need to Know

A statue of Alan Turing at Surrey University

Before we answer the question, what is the the Turing Test? Let’s talk a little about the history surrounding the development of the test. The Turing Test was developed during the time immediately after World War II, which was full of incredible technological advances in a variety of fields such as medicine, textiles, finance, and … Read more

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A Brief Biography of Joseph Weizenbaum

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Artificial intelligence is a field with an enormous legacy and rich history which extends decades into the past. One of the major names in the history of Artificial Intelligence is Joseph Weizenbaum, who is considered one of the founding fathers of Artificial Intelligence. Weizenbaum’s work is widely acknowledged in the field of AI and is … Read more

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Chatbot History: The ARPANET is created

A map of the ARPANET in 1974

The ARPANET was the grandfather of the internet as we know it today.  It was a project initiated by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), now known as DARPA, a subsidiary of the United States Department of Defense. It was the world’s very first wide-area packet-switching network and the start of TCP/IP protocols. We’ll talk … Read more

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What Is the Enigma Machine? What You Need To Know

The Enigma Machine on display in a museum.

World War II was a period of extreme social and political upheaval and drastic changes in the economy of countries, not to mention that it was the cause of countless atrocities from which humanity has yet to recover from. The plight-inducing environment of World War II was also the cause of many innovations and inventions … Read more

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What Is the Loebner Prize?

A closeup of The Loebner Prize Medal.

Competitions take place all over the world every year in different fields from sporting events to spelling bees, and winners are announced after careful evaluation by the judges. The history of competitions is very rich as well and has been a part of various cultures globally. As you might expect, the same is true for … Read more

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Who Invented The Chatbot? Everything You Need to Know!

Chatbot History - from the first description through the Virtual Assistants of today

In this article, we’ll take a look at who invented the chatbot, but before we do that, I want to provide a little background. Chatbots are a fascinating and genius invention of the 21st century and have reshaped our AI domain and our very intuitions about what machines can do. Chatbots are a prime example … Read more

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