Some coverage of AOLiza: Finally, I wrote the program when I was 18.
Some of the more conservative Web filtering programs would regard that as a minor and hence would have denied me the right to look at my own creation! So where does this name come from, people have asked.
05/02/89 :2 * ok honestly when was the last time you got laid 05/02/89 From SOMEONE at DRAKE: i told you it was yesterday.
One of the things that made MGonz successful was the element of surprise.
Users of a CGI script Eliza expect to be talking to a program.
for you it must have 05/02/89 :5 been 20 years 05/02/89 Police interrogation teams will be familiar with this method of "keep asking the same question, ignoring all answers, until he cracks". The next day, I logged in, and was amazed to find out what my machine had been up to in my absence.
Here is the So what's the secret of an effective Turing Test-passer? Hutchens, author of Mega HAL (see 1996 Loebner transcript), has written a document, How to Pass the Turing Test by Cheating.
Users in the Loebner (Turing Test) contest expect that some of the entrants will be machines.
But no one expected to hit a program when they sent me BITNET chat messages.
In 4th year (early 1989), I hooked it up to my Net account (on the node IRLEARN on EARN/BITNET), so that when I was logged off (or to be precise, disconnected, from a VM/CMS system), it would process all talk messages sent to me.
There were numerous hilarious incidents, but this is the best one. I've logged out and gone off with my girlfriend, leaving Eliza (or "MGonz" as I called it) to mind the fort.
it is a small milestone in human history to have produced a machine that can do this." - Andrew Brown in The Darwin Wars. When I was an undergraduate in 1989 I hooked up an Artificial Intelligence "chatbot" called "MGonz" to the Internet, with interesting results.
For many years I told people about it, and there was always a certain amount of interest.
05/02/89 :5 * ah type something interesting or shut up 05/02/89 From SOMEONE at DRAKE: you type slow is that why you have all those stupid 05/02/89 :4 sayings on command like that last one?