Dirty talking chatbots

At CES 2017, tech companies introduced the world to loads of gadgets that talk back, making this a big year for intelligent assistants.If this trend continues, it might someday be common to talk to smart cars, table lamps, refrigerators, and TVs, thanks to smart technologies such as Amazon’s Alexa.

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The technology to simulate human-to-computer conversation has been around for a good number of years, yet chatbots are becoming an increasingly interesting model for software.

Apple, Mattel, Google and Facebook are all getting stuck into the latest AI technology, taking mediocre AI chatbots and turning them into high-tech, conversation-based interfaces.

Pandorabots Chat Bot Interface project is a learning tool for implementing AJAX to communicate between the browser and a server.

The chat bot interface communicates via XML with a free chat bot you create and host at

Demonstrating this cutting-edge technology at a trade show is one thing, but actually deploying it in a business setting is another.

This begs the question: Will these assistants be truly useful anytime soon or are they gimmicks that need to work out their bugs (like causing you to accidentally order expensive stuff) before they’re ready for prime time?This variety of bot talks with you on sites such as Tinder and Facebook.Programmers design chatbots to simulate real conversation long enough to convince you to buy something, click on a link or offer personal information.The client script controlls a div that records your ongoing...The Web Chat Bot project is intended to create a common code base for web-based chat bots.Currently there's support for the chat service, though support for other chat servers can be easily added by rewriting a quite simple communication module.

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