See also Science Fiction Authors, SciFi Bibliography, SciFi, Artificial Intelligence, AI Bibliography, AI Glossary, Robotics, Bot, Eliza (1965)

“In the years that followed” (the creation of Alan Turing’s Turing Test), “programs called chatbots, capable of conducting conversations, appeared to pass the Turing test by fooling unsuspecting humans into thinking they were intelligent. The first of these, ELIZA, was invented in 1966 by MIT professor Joseph Weizenbaum (1923–2008). In one case, ELIZA was left running on a teletype, and a visitor to Weizenbaum’s office thought he was text-chatting with Weizenbaum at his home office, rather than with an artificial intelligence (AI) program. According to experts, however, ELIZA didn’t pass the Turing test because the visitor wasn’t told in advance that the “person” at the other end of the teleprinter might be a computer.” Fair Use Source: B07C2NQSPV


See also Science Fiction Authors, SciFi Bibliography, SciFi, Artificial Intelligence, AI Bibliography, AI Glossary, Robotics, Three Laws of Robotics, Chatbot

bot, ‘bot n. [abbr. of robot] a ROBOT.

1969 R. Meredith We All Died at Breakaway Station in Amazing Stories (Jan.) 130/2: When they got my ship the only part of me that the ‘bots were able to get into cold-sleep was my head, shoulders and a part of my spine.”

1977 G. Benford Snatching Bot in Cosmos SF & Fantasy Mag. (May) 25/1: “What’s your name, little bot?” The robot squats mutely.”

1984 D. Brin Practice Effect 23: Compared with some of the sophisticated machines Dennis had worked with, the exploration ‘bot wasn’t very bright.”

1991 M. Weiss King’s Test 8: Yanking it off, he tossed it over his shoulder to the ‘bot.”

2001 Time (Nov. 19) 87: This Pentium-powered bot uses sonar sensors to keep her from bumping into walls […] as she rolls along.”

Fair Use Source: B00590X4WC

Microsoft Azure Artificial Intelligence (Azure AI)

See also Azure Services, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Surveillance State, Privacy

Microsoft Cortana

See also AI Glossary, AI Bibliography, Corporate Surveillance State, Privacy

Cortana is the Intelligent Virtual Assistant (IVA) – Intelligent Personal Assistant (IPA) from Microsoft.

Big Brother

See the Surveillance State of Facebook, Twitter and Google the Googlag (Google as Big Brother) who censor and shadow ban anyone who dares not to follow the Party Line of the New GroupThink.

Big Brother n. [after Big Brother, the head of state in George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four] an all-powerful, all-seeing, authoritarian ruler or government.”

  • “1949 [G. Orwell] Nineteen Eighty-Four 209: One could infer […] the general structure of Oceanic society. At the apex of the pyramid comes Big Brother. Big Brother is infallible and all-powerful […]. Nobody has ever seen Big Brother. He is a face on the hoardings, a voice on the telescreen.”
  • “1957 Economist (Oct.) 208/2: The reporting to the Privy Council of any evidence discovered by this court of “misconduct in the administration of security organisations” would usefully discourage the Big Brother mentality.”
  • “1968 B. Bettelheim Saturday Evening Post (July 27) 9/2: Neither a medieval absence of privacy nor a Big Brother’s spying that leaves nothing unpublic will do.”
  • “2005 Times of India, Pune (June 24) 5/5: Mumbai University is taking up the role of big brother and will soon tell students what to wear and what not to wear to college.”

Fair Use Source: B00590X4WC