Chatbot History: The HeX Chatbot and MegaHAL

Tin toy robots on a shelf.

The HeX chatbot was developed by Jason Hutchens in 1996. It was based on ELIZA, which was a computer program capable of processing natural language and was active from 1964 to 1966. It worked by using “pattern matching” technology and was able to generate natural speech. Hutchens took part in the 1996 Loebner Prize with … Read more

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