Chatbot History: The ELIZA Chatbot

The ELIZA chatbot

Created by Joseph Weizenbaum at the MIT Computerized Reasoning Laboratory in 1964 – 1966, the ELIZA chatbot was not only the first chatbot, she is still one of the most popular chatbots to have ever been created. ELIZA used a number of different programs or “scripts” to help manage her interactions with users. The ELIZA … Read more

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What is the History of Chatbots?

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

The history of chatbots is actually much longer than you might think. Because of the complex nature of today’s chatbots, I couldn’t blame you for assuming they were a fairly recent development. But the concept was first discussed as far back as 1950, and the concept of self controlled machines or robots was introduced even … Read more

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