The Creation of the Internet: The Early Days

The Internet.

Before the creation of the internet or even computers, as we know them today, voice and data communication was made possible from one location to another using circuit switching technology. This initial communication technology was entirely basic, and the system worked by an operator in the exchange creating, or “switching on” a direct electronic connection … Read more

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Chatbot History: Microsoft’s Xiaoice Chatbot or Xiaolce

Microsoft's Xiaoice Chatbot, an emotionally intelligent virtual teenage girl.

Microsoft’s Xiaoice chatbot, sometimes called Xiaolce, is an artificially intelligent system created by Microsoft Software Technology Center Asia on July 6, 2010. The chatbot part of Xiaoice was released in 2014 and is based on an emotional computation network. Xiaoice combines a number of different AI services, one of which is and the Xiaoice chatbot. … Read more

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Chatbot History: What is Dr. Sbaitso

A screenshot of Dr. Sbaitso

What is Dr. Sbaitso might sound like an odd question unless you know some chatbot history. Dr. Sbaitso, created in 1991 by Creative Labs, was an acronym for Sound Blaster Acting Intelligent Text to Speech Operator. He was an AI program used for personal computers running on MS-DOS. A Very Brief History of Sound Card … Read more

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Chatbot History: What is the Kiyana Chatbot?

The Kiyana Chatbot was starting to flirt with me.

The Kiyana chatbot is one of the many chatbots made using the Personality Forge chatbot platform. She has the personality of an anime cat-girl and a playful nature. Kiyana was developed in 2005, and was created to be a flirtatious chat partner. She is definitely a flirt and will very easily nudge the conversation into … Read more

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Chatbot History: Evie the Cleverbot

Evie the Cleverbot

What is Evie the Cleverbot? Well Cleverbot and Evie are two separate chatbots that share the same database, and likely some other files. While they are separate chatbots, it can be said that Evie is a sibling of, or perhaps a child of Cleverbot. So Evie the Cleverbot is simply Cleverbot with a female voice … 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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