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we have a database of language and based on the input we “hear” we select various entries and form them together.
i think that making a program that can do that with the same accuraccy of our brains would be a very close step to real ai.
and her aiml (artificial intelligence markup language–xml described as minimalist and simple) backbone–you can even chat with her (though she didn't know she had won this year's contest).
despite the geekiness of the loebner prize competition, the “professional ai community” apparently doesn't see it as worth much consideration.
the ai programs are an empty shell, they match one input for a likely output, but do not grasp or have an innate concept of whatever we are talking about.
if anything, i simply see a larger vocabulary and a bigger database of canned responses.but that's just my opinion – by oldtrue, but we do it with words rather than phrases, hence our ability to construct a dialog is much more complex than selecting from a table of responses–although we do use many of the same phrases over and over.however, the dividing line (at least to me) is that we understand the concepts behind the words we express.the ability to produce socially correct grammar when linking together responses not in it's databse.(“me said you talked about that” and so on.) recognizing slang and speaking in it.“however, the end result will still be not something “intelligent” but a program very good at selecting pre-written responses and combining them together.” isn't that what we as humans do?
richard wallace of san francisco has been working on since 1995; a.l.i.c.e. the loebner prize contest is run by the cambridge center for behavioral studies, the recipient of loebner's prize-money donation.