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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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