A chatbot is an artificial person, animal or other creature which holds conversations with humans. Besides, for the most part, these applications are not free, though most have a “demo” version.This could be a text based (typed) conversation, a spoken conversation or even a non-verbal conversation. The “web-based” solution, which runs on a remote server, is generally able to be reached by the general public through a web page.Chatbot can run on local computers and phones, though most of the time it is accessed through the internet. It constitutes a web page with a chatbot embedded in it, and a text form is the sole interface between the user (you) and the chatbot.Chatbot is typically perceived as engaging software entity which humans can talk to. It appears everywhere, from old ancient HTML pages to modern advanced social networking websites, and from standard computers to fashionable smart mobile devices. Their language (Natural Language Processing, NLP) skills vary from extremely poor to very clever intelligent, helpful and funny. was written within the frame of Artificial Intelligence Markup Language (AIML), an open standard for creating any kind of chatbot, also developed by Wallace. Any “upgrades” or improvements to the interface are solely the option and responsibility of the botmaster.The same counts for their graphic design, sometimes it feels like a cartoonish character drawn by a child, and on the other hand there are photo-realistic 3D animated characters available, which are hard to distinguish from humans. If you have a look at our chatbot gallery, you will immediately notice the difference. Most AIML interpreters are offered under a free or open source license. In general, the web-based chatbot has the advantage for you to have control over behavior, personality, and (free) hosting, though there are “premium” options available and personalization of content.The term Chatbot is closely related to chat bot and chatterbot. Therefore, many “Alicebot clones” populate the internet, having been created based upon the original implementation of A. However, web based bots are not as easy to set up as a stand-alone chatbot application.
Chatbot, when it plays its role as a virtual representative of an enterprise, is widely used by businesses outside of the US, primarily in the UK, The Netherlands, Germany and Australia. There are several AIML interpreters, for example PHP AIML interpreter (Program O), Python AIML Interpreter (Py AIML), and Java AIML Interpreter (Chatterbean).
Additionally, the usage of this term is quite popular amongst amateur AI enthusiasts willing to spend vast amounts of time on their own intelligent creations (with diverse outcomes). If you do not know how to start creating your chatbot, you can also use a list of AIML pattern/response templates used in ALICE Annotated AIML set, and incorporate it into your chatbot.
Chatbot Eliza can be regarded as the ancestor and grandmother of the large chatbot family we have listed on our website. (Artificial Linguistic Internet Computer Entity), originally created by Richard Wallace in 1995 and extended since then. Chat Script could be useful for your stand-alone chatbot engine, because it is complete with its own unique scripting language, created by Bruce Wilcox.
As you can see in our directory tab, there are hundreds of online chatbots available in the public domain, although we believe hundreds of thousands have been created by enthusiastic artificial intelligence amateurs on platforms such as Pandorabots, My Cyber Twin or Personality Forge AI. To create a web-based bot, you can choose several companies such as Personality Forge AI, My Cyber Twin or Pandorabots.
Most of these chatbots give similar responses, the default response, and it appears to take a long time and patience to train a chatbot in another field of expertise and not all amateur developers are willing to spend these vast amounts of time. Let’s pick Pandorabots as an example, and get started.