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Two chat bots, Alice and Jabberwacky, converse

posted by Jason Kottke   May 16, 2007

Two chat bots, Alice and Jabberwacky, converse with each other. “J: Yes. Would you like to hear a joke? / A: Sure, tell me about it. / J: Why don’t blind people skydive? / A: Perhaps it is impossible. / J: I think you lie a lot.” (thx, nick)

Update: Rex Sorgatz ran a similar experiment back in 2002.

Update: Interviews with Robots is an entire blog dedicated to chatbot conversations.

We Work Remotely

Back in April 2004, John Rhodes predicted that

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 23, 2005

Back in April 2004, John Rhodes predicted that Google would do an IM client using Jabber. Tada!

Here’s how to connect to Google’s IM

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 23, 2005

Here’s how to connect to Google’s IM network with iChat or Adium. The audio works with iChat as well. Not as good as a Google Talk client for OS X, but I guess it’ll have to do.

Download Squad has screenshots and a quick

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 23, 2005

Download Squad has screenshots and a quick review of Google Talk, Google’s new IM/VoIP app. Doesn’t look Web-based, which is surprising to me. Looks Windows-only as well, which is lame, lame, lame. Update: the Google Talk site appears to be live and letting people d/l the app.