(PRWEB) April 20, 2002
The first universe dedicated to intelligent agents and chatterbots, Agentland.com is sponsoring the 2002 edition of the Chatterbox Challenge, a unique contest that directly involves members of the public in the choice of the winning chatterbot.
Chatterbots are talkative software programs that simulate conversation between man and machine. Enter any type of question or affirmation, and the chatterbot responds, just like a real person (but with its own logic!). Chatterbots attempt to create the illusion that a real exchange is taking place between two living, thinking entities. Their intelligence is artificial - but can be surprisingly realistic. No chatterbot is yet ÂintelligentÂ in the same way as a human. But more and more people are beginning to see the potential of chatterbots for providing natural and intuitive interaction between humans and machines.
Until 31 May, Internet users are invited to talk to the selected bots and give them a mark for the quality of their conversation. By voting, they are automatically entered in a prize draw to win one of 100 chatterbot CDs from Nautilus Magazine, that contain dozens of robots ready to chat!
Open to everyone, this international contest is the opportunity for everyone to have their say in the choice of the best chatterbot, by voting at:
To accompany the Chatterbox Challenge, Agentland.com has published a special report on chatterbots:
Agentland.com has assembled an international jury of experts made up of researchers and journalists specialized in intelligence artificial and new technologies, as well as two members of the public. Get to know the experts at:
Who are the men and women behind the bots? Read profiles of the botmasters, who explain their motivations, their vision of chatterbots in the future etc. at:
AgentLand is a new world: the first one entirely dedicated to intelligent agents and virtual assistants. AgentLand presents all the agents reunited in family groups, each with their own detailed identity card. More than 600 agents can be freely downloaded. AgentLand is a service offered by Cybion.
For more information, see the site: http://www.agentland.com
For more than five years, Cybion has been a pioneer in the field of strategic intelligence on the Internet. The company was founded by Carlo Revelli and Joel de Rosnay in order to help public and private organisations use the Internet efficiently for information research and monitoring. Cybion offers professionals tailor-made services to better master the information on the Internet: Cybion Training: courses in information research and monitoring for strategic intelligence on the Internet; Cybion Watch: systems that provide notification, updates, and critical alerts Cybion Report: tracking a companyÂs on-line image, competitive analysis, and market studies; Cybion Eye: intelligent agent-based strategic intelligence systems; Cybion Portal: customized directories of sites for your web site or your intranet; Cybion Search: occasional information retrieval from the Internet
For more information, see the site: http://www.cybion.com
Chatterbot project leader
Tel:+33 1 41 31 80 20
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org