” Even with ELIZA’s rudimentary abilities, Weizenbaum was surprised to see his subjects grow attached to her; his own secretary asked to be left alone with the bot in order to have a private conversation. ” Few teenagers would ask mom or dad these questions—even though their life could quite literally depend on it. To a patient saying “I’m depressed,” she would reply “Why do you think you’re depressed?
A recent peek led me to believe that the site is no longer G or even PG-rated, if you get my drift. All of this evidence leads to an obvious question: is it a wide-spread “nerdy guy” fantasy to engage in explicitly adult conversation with a computer software program masquerading as Venus?Would any young men take an interest in this sort of wise advisor chatbot?The advisor could address such topics as: how to find out about a girl’s interests, how to show empathy when talking to a girl, how to make pleasant small talk, proven ice breakers to start the conversation, topics to avoid, what not to say when you’re getting to know a girl, how to give a girl a compliment without offending her or putting her on the spot, and so on.Chatbots4u is still up and running, but a quick look at their website has me wondering what direction they’re heading in.Chatbots4u apparently offers hosting services for business-focused intelligent assistants, but the site’s primary goal seems to be to offer a free platform for the creation and hosting of recreational chatbots.