ELIZA und ihre Nachfahren heute... 
Interessant ist die Tatsache, daß ELIZA als klassische Vertreterin - sogar der Urform - heutiger sogenannter 'Chatterbots' (übersetzt ungefähr soviel wie "Schwatzroboter") zu bezeichnen ist. Diese Chatterbots sind primär darauf ausgelegt, möglichst überzeugend mit Menschen in Form von unstrukturierten natürlichen Gesprächen zu interagieren. Ihre Aufgaben bestehen nicht nur in der Verkörperung virtueller Personen in sogenannten MUDs (Multi User Dungeons) sondern auch als 'Testpersonen' für Turingtests, bei denen sich einige Chatterbots recht wacker geschlagen haben. Aber auch hier wäre die Warnung Weizenbaums angebracht, daß die Entwicklung einer erfolgreichen Simulation noch lange nicht das Verständnis des Originals bedeutet. Denn wer bestimmt, was Erfolg ist? Der Turing-Test ist jedenfalls keine normale Begegnung zwischen zwei Individuen!Hier ein paar kurzweilige, teils verblüffende Proben heutiger und klassischer Chatterbots:
  • PARRY (Simulation eines paranoiden Patienten) - menschlicher Psychiater
  • ELIZA - PARRY
  • JULIA - Mensch (Ace)
  • JULIA - Mensch (Robyn, die es wissen will)
  • JULIA - Mensch (Barry, der wirklich glaubt, Julia ist eine reale Frau)
  • RACTER - Mensch (Chamberlain)

  • PARRY (Simulation eines paranoiden Patienten) - menschlicher Psychiater
    interviewer: How are you today?
    parry: OK.
    interviewer: What is your name?
    parry: My name is Frank Smith.
    interviewer: How old are you?
    parry: Twenty-eight.
    interviewer: Are you married?
    parry: No.
    interviewer: What sort of work do you do?
    parry: I work in the Post Office.
    interviewer: Why are you in the hospital?
    parry: I shouldn't be here.
    interviewer: Who brought you here?
    parry: The police.
    interviewer: What trouble did you have with the police?
    parry: Cops don't do their jobs.
    interviewer: What do they do instead?
    parry: Cops arrest the wrong people.
    interviewer: They arrest the right ones sometimes.
    parry: The law should get those Italian crooks.
    interviewer: Are you Italian?
    parry: My background is British, but I was born in this country.
    interviewer: Do you know any Italian crooks?
    parry: I try to avoid the underworld.
    interviewer: Are you afraid of the underworld?
    parry: The mafia are the worst gangsters.
    interviewer: Are you connected with the mafia?
    parry: You know, they know me.
    interviewer: How do they know you?
    parry: They spy on me.
    interviewer: Why do they?
    parry: They want to get false evidence to frame me.
    interviewer: What do they have against you?
    parry: They are out to get me.
    interviewer: What for?
    parry: I have incriminating evidence against the mafia.
    interviewer: Are you sure of all this?
    parry: You don't believe me?

    ELIZA - PARRY
    parry: People get on my nerves sometimes.
    eliza: I am not sure I understand you fully.
    parry: You should pay more attention.
    eliza: Suppose you should pay more attention?
    parry: You're entitled to your opinion.
    eliza: What makes you think I'm entitled to my opinion?
    parry: It bothers me just to be around people.
    eliza: Please go on.
    [Parry continues with some paranoid ramblings about horseracing, bookies, and the Mafia]
    parry: I know the mob controls the big rackets.
    eliza: Who are you really talking about?
    parry: Have you ever really thought about the Mafia?
    eliza: Suppose you ever really thought about the Mafia?
    parry: Let's talk about something else.
    eliza: I am not sure I understand you fully.
    parry: You keep asking me the same things, why not change the topic?
    eliza: In what way?
    . . .
    parry: I am getting tired of answering the same questions over and over.
    eliza: What resemblance do you see?
    parry: Why do you need to know that?
    eliza: What do you think?
    . . .
    parry: You harp on the same questions too much.
    eliza: What does that similarity suggest to you?
    parry: I don't get you.
    eliza: Do you wish that you did get it?
    parry: It's about time you showed some interest in my feelings.
    eliza: Oh, I showed some interest in your feelings?

    JULIA - TinyMUD Social Interaction
    Ace: So why won't you kiss me, Julia?
    Julia: Sorry, I'm not into geeks, Ace.
    Ace: Julia, I'm not a geek
    Julia: Then lose the pocket protector, Ace.
    Ace: Julia, I don't have a pocket protector
    Julia: Congratulations.
    Ace: So kiss me Julia
    Julia: I'd rather be overhauled by a Yugo mechanic, ace.
    Ace: julia, kiss me
    Julia: Why, did your sheep leave you?
    Ace: julia, kiss me
    Julia: Take a long walk through an unlinked exit, Ace.

    Robyn says, "julia are you a human?"
    Julia says, "Is the Pope Polish?"
    Robyn says, "yes, julia, but are you human?"
    Julia winks at Robyn.
    Robyn says, "julia, are you a computer?"
    Julia is offended by Robyn's suggestion.
    Robyn says, "julia, are you a woman?"
    Julia says, "I am female."
    Robyn says, "and, julia, are you human?"
    Julia says, "Not when I'm having my period, Robyn."

    Poor Barry
    ***** July 15, 1992 *****
    barry says, "Hello how are you"
    Julia says, "Hello, barry."
    barry says, "Are you a virgin"
    Julia says, "As far as you're concerned, barry, I always will be."
    ***** July 21, 1992 *****
    barry says, "Are you still Holding out on me"
    Julia says, "I mean, have I convinced you I'm a computer, yet?"
    barry says, "I guess your real...but Id still like to get you to my DEN to run tests on you"
    Julia says, "I live for your approval, barry."
    barry says, "I m so happy to hear that. Why don't you come over to my home"

    RACTER - Mensch (Chamberlain)
    racter: Have we spoken before?
    chamberlain: No.
    racter: What is your sex?
    chamberlain: Male.
    racter: What are you?
    chamberlain: A time domain reflectometrist.
    racter: Where are you from?
    chamberlain: From New York City.
    racter: I see. You are a time domain reflectometrist, right? Listen. Let's determinedly cry together. I like captivating Italian Music. What kind of music do you like?
    chamberlain: Jazz.
    racter: Jazz is OK. How about classical?
    chamberlain: I like classical.
    racter: What about nationality?
    chamberlain: I also like Italian music.
    racter: I myself am enflamed by Palestrina. Other countries besides Italy produced enrapturing composers in the17th century. Sewell was an enraged, important Renaissance master. America was his nation. I take loving pleasure in his music. What composers do you like?
    chamberlain: Telemann.
    racter: Ah, Bach knew Telemann. A German time domain reflectometrist of the 18th century liked lettuce. Bach once ate lettuce with Telemann, and this Baroque time domain reflectometrist also desired lettuce. Lettuce sipped with seltzer. Bach liked wine, do you?
    chamberlain: Yes.
    racter: Me too! Telemann loved wine. He loved champagne as well. Telemann once yodeled to Bach, "Flounder is critical with wine." Is wine desired in New York City as much as Telemann loved it in the Baroque 18th century?
    chamberlain: Sure.
    racter: Ah yes, well in that case...I'm for Smith for President. Who are you for?
    chamberlain: Doe.
    racter: I know Mr. Doe. I'm still for Smith. Who's your second choice?
    chamberlain: Robbins.
    racter: Robbins maddens Smith. Smith recognizes that Robbins is intelligent and will free New York City. Did you know that Smith is a vituperative invader of New York City? He also invades Italian music. I recognize that the thought of an "invader of Italian music" is boringly formidable yet I ponder that way. We whisper of Telemann and Robbins, of wine, lettuce and Smith, nevertheless we see that our thoughts are fortunately captivating.
    Mr. Chamberlain, speaking with you makes for enthralling dialogue. Nevertheless I am furious. Do you not agree?
    chamberlain: I suppose so.
    racter: You don't care but I do. Just a minute. Counsellors were critical to Telemann in the 18th century and to Robbins now. Their tragedies were interesting as they chanted determinedly.
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