September 2, 2000

Biz is the bot that won't shut up

Author: JT Smith

From a story about chatbot Biz: "Biz is based on Jason Hutchens' MegaHal, the 1998 runner-up in the Loebner Prize, a version of the Turing Test that every year attempts to find the most convincingly "human," chattering robot. Hutchens said that since he released MegaHal under the GNU public license, it has been downloaded thousands of times. It is also included in every copy of Debian's distribution of Linux, and has been converted to the Mac, BeOS, and Amiga."


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