CHATTERBOTS Tiaira Johnson 6/18/2007 What is a Chatterbot? A computer program designed to simulate an intelligent conversation with one or more human users via auditory or textual methods. A robot for chat. Other Names… Chat Bot Chatterboxes Verbot Web bots Talkbot Avatars History of Chatterbots Origins traced back to 1950 First chatterbot was Eliza in 1966 by Dr. Joseph Weizenbaum Term coined in 1994 by Michael Mauldin, creator of the first Verbot named Julia. Chatterbots Importance Marketing Customer Service & Support Call Centers Internet Gaming Technical Support Chatterbots Future… Many of the people involved in the bot communities are youth and students. This has the dual benefit that young people will grow into adults and will continue to have an interest in this technology as they enter their careers and will carry the torch of the technology into the real world of business.
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