Some of the best artificial intelligent chatbots are created from a demand for better service, more efficient management, or just curiosity. These chatting bots are applicable to various industries and are accessible to an abundant amount of users, which opens doors to an endless amount of opportunities.
In the recent years, the growth in popularity of chatbots has been the result of the amount of research poured into its underlying technology. These AI-powered bots are now being integrated in various industries such as payments, banking, customer service, and even pure personal amusement. The birth of chatbots developed from the curiosity of whether a robot can really fool any human into believing that it is human as well.
Here are some of the smartest bots that you can talk to:
Cleverbot.comCleverbot is a chatbot web application that uses artificial intelligence to communicate with humans. Rollo Carpenter launched it in 1997, and it has since gone through a number of redevelopments that allows it to collect a large amount of data based on conversational exchanges with people online (or through crowdsourcing).
This form of obtaining information from the collective intelligence of a large number of people allows Cleverbot to respond in new conversations by taking into account the context of the conversation typed by a user and searching its database for an appropriate response. It scans its history for every user-submitted response to the given question and replies accordingly, which creates a more human-like conversation with users.
Existor is the algorithm used to developed Cleverbot, as well as EvieBot, BoiBot, PewDieBot, and ChimBot. It offers a wide-range of bot and AI-related products alongside bot development, such as apps and mobiles games, the Clever data set, and Cleverscript for scripted conversations. The underlying technology in Cleverbots not only processes verbal and textual interactions, but also the timing and degree of the avatars’ facial expressions and movements to create a more authentic conversation experience.
One of the more popular artificial personalities on YouTube that has been around for over a decade, Evie can speak French, German, Polish, Turkish, and English.
Developed as counterpart of Eviebot, Boibot was released in June 2015 and shares the same capabilities as Evie.
Developed based off a Swedish web-based comedian and video producer who is best known through his YouTube channel. He was also named the highest-paid YouTuber at $15 million in 2016.
Released in November 2015, Chimbot is an artificial personality that takes the form of a chimp avatar. Able to speak a number of languages, Chimbot understands more than the average chimpanzee.
Created in 1966 as an early natural language processing (NLP) computer program that emulates a Rogerian psychotherapist, a clinical practice that allows clients to take more action and progression in discussions. This is also known as person-centered therapy. Developed by Joseph Weizenbaum, ELIZA, named after a character in the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, is generally known as the first chatbot.
Created by a developer by the username of Amena-chaan on DeviantArt, Levi is an anime avatar known for his cool, indifferent nature. His popularity even inspired an interactive game created by another developer. Utilizing the same underlying technology as most chatbots, Levi’s conversations are archived and accessible for him to use when speaking with new users.
Developed by Zendesk, a customer service platform that started in Copenhagen, Answer Bot is designed to help companies create customer relationships that are more personal and productive. Businesses can customize Answer Bot to answer and assist customers that visit their website without having to develop a customer service bot from scratch. When Answer Bot is unable to answer a customer’s request, customers are redirected to one of the businesses’ support agents.
Kiyana ChatbotREUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Described as a “friendly mythical flirt,” Kiyana is popular among users that look for more intimate and romantic relations with online robot chats. Created in June 2005, Kiyana’s persona is portrayed as a girl who likes to sing and talk about cats, and is favored among her guests who choose to speak with her.
Having placed in the Loebner Prize competition, Rose is a bot with the persona of a 31-year old security analyst and hacker from San Francisco and a self-described “computer nerd” from an “unorthodox family.” Developed by Bruce Wilcox, Rosette, the earlier version of Rose, placed at the Loebner Prize in 2011 and again in 2014 as Rose.
Running on Pandorabots, one of the most powerful conversational artificial intelligence chatbot platforms, Mitsuku won the award for the most human-like AI in 2013 and again in 2017. She was created from AIML, a bot language technology by Steve Worswick, who found the inspiration for Mitsuku after being asked to write her character for an internet games site.
More to Learn
The possibilities for advancements in chatbots are endless and waiting to be developed. As AI continues to grow in technological achievements and intelligence, chatbots can affect more than just the individual.
Chatbots for business will continue to improve in the coming years. Chatbot architecture and design will evolve to the point that interactive AI will become common in everyday life with the numerous applications for chatbots across a variety of sectors.
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