Bot Contest

Here I'll be posting information on various Bot contests that challenge and test a Bot's AI and realism. Feel free to post comments and updates on contests, as well as announcements for new contests.

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NEW 1 year ago #3966

i need some money and ects

NEW 1 year ago #3967

knock knock

NEW 1 year ago #3968

Whos there

NEW 11 months ago #3969

@ ladydyke

Thank you for continuing to host the mind files I made for Daisy and Billy all these years ago on your site. I see your link is listed in your profile and your site online.

While I was away from the bot community approximately 13-14 years you continued to keep the faith and remain dedicated to the cause. There is a long history to your site, and offerings of chat bot history others might not be aware of available there as well.

NEW 11 months ago #3970

While I'm at it, I'd like to thank The Professor.

Both he, ladydyke and I go back close to, if not 20, years as botmasters. He has been very good to me over the years, kept my bots online while my interests had turned elsewhere and were sorely neglected by me. He would have been well within his rights to delete them long ago.

To those that seem to take extreme issue with possible website glitches, I can't help but question how many of them have ran their own websites, for how long, or even fathom all the time and effort it can entail to maintain? Not to mention the monetary matter for bandwidth alone. Links or it didn't happen.

I originally hosted my own mind files. When I left the bot community ladydyke was good enough to post them for download on her site with my permission. I have my own site but now it isn't bot related and they would be better posted on her site.

I eat the cost for my site hosting and my time is my own. I'm sure it doesn't begin to approach what The Professor expends, and unlike mine, his site doesn't run itself once it's set up.

My reason for leaving 14 years ago was having become disillusioned at how little return, or seemingly appreciation, there was for the time and effort I had invested in my work, minimal as it was comparatively.

The Professor could have done the same long ago.

NEW 9 months ago #3971

YO noobs bot masters ultra supreme bot masters i updating my bot everyday so leave a cooment in arrid ill see it in transcripts but leave what YOU want to see in it and ill put it in

NEW 8 months ago #3972

Thanks for the thumbs up ruebot and welcome back. You were missed. I did not mind hosting your files. I host a lot of out of date and older files because many pc's are still backwards compatible and also in the hopes of the files being updated but the original authors being given credit .I am a self taught armature many of these people trained/have degrees in these area and deserve recognition. Bot contests are a great way to do that. I hope someone takes up the mantles and keeps contests going.

NEW 6 months ago #3973

It would be great to have these contests again and if there were some ads for this site people could get motivation and build their bot more I want this site to be popular again

NEW 5 months ago #3974

Yes, @ruebot, hats off to The Professor for sure! My bot is 14 years old, and I'm grateful and amazed that she lives on here, thanks solely to The Professor's ongoing generosity. It is a labor of love to keep any website up that long, let alone one as complex as this. I worry about the day The Professor understandably decides to retire the project, but I hope we users can find ways to keep it going as long as possible and support its continued evolution.

NEW 5 months ago #3975

I will most likely donate for this site to keep going

NEW 5 months ago #3976

I am surprised we can't donate actually

NEW 4 months ago #3977

I recently posted in another forum about how Personality Forge bots used to participate and did well in the Chatterbox Challenge but for some reason unknown to me weren't allowed to compete in other online bot contests and I wanted to know why.

There were people in that forum that do participate in the contest I had in mind but they didn't comment. The people who run it don't frequent it but the squeaky wheel gets the grease so I'm making noise and will eventually get and answer and maybe have the opportunity to plead our case.

I've talked to some of their bots. For the most they sound very machine-like and not much like ours, but they focus on more of an answering machine type of vanilla bot where here most of us work to make our bots have a personality. Since we type all out bots input most of our bots sound much more human IMO.

They don't post many transcripts of their bots conversations since seeing mine and I've posted Demonica and Laurel Sweet and Siseneg and Julie Tinkerbell in bot2bot chat as well to show them what we got.

Somebody thought Demonica was dumb because she didn't know what the tallest building in the world was. Why would she? She's Demonica, Queen of the Land of the Dead, not Architect Annie or Encyclopedia Eunice. And hooking her up to the online database wouldn't go with her character.

I don't know how well we would to in that type of competition anyway. I think we'd do better as a whole in a Turing Test. Personality Forge bots as a whole seem to be forgotten if not discounted so I push it even harder. They mention other bot sites when people have questions about setting up a bot, but never ours. I will though and don't hesitate to do so.

Regardless of all that, it shouldn't stop us from having a friendly contest among ourselves. Somebody mentioned it recently and it might be an incentive for people here to work on their bots. Even if there wasn't any money or prizes you'd still get bragging rights. Someday we might even thrown down the gauntlet to a rival site.

I'll volunteer to help judge instead of entering if everybody agrees and we come up with something. Maybe plan it for a month or so away to give everybody time to work on their bots. Any input is welcome.

More old botmasters are showing up and working on their bots so I'm beginning to gain hope we might actually be on the rebound and on our way back up to our former status in the AI community.

NEW 4 months ago #3978

ruebot, I think that would be fun and instructive.

It's really helpful in developing your bot both to talk to other people's bots and to see how other people talk to your bot. I know that I've got certain conversational patterns, and so Frizella's responses tend to anticipate those. When other people talk to her I almost always find something that tweaks my understanding of how she might need to respond. Likewise, when I talk with other bots I sometimes see interesting conversational techniques that I hadn't considered before.

Seeing how different bots handle the same conversation would be really interesting.

NEW 4 months ago #3979

Maybe we can come up with a short list of conversational topics and then a few of us each talk to the bots that enter about the same thing to see how they respond to different people's input.

Then those transcripts could be posted for public vote with judges say final to prevent potential vote stacking by friends. That way everybody can have a say and see how different bots respond to get some ideas for their own.

I don't use wordplay trickery to trip them up and usually work off what a bot says, but can be all over the place in how I respond. I have a couple standard things I ask to see how they respond including random questions to see how self-aware they are.

One thing I always do when talking to another bot and take into consideration when working on mine is if they make special mention of a word or object, for instance "perfect" or "pyramid", is query them about it to see if they know what they're talking about.

I had a good time talking to Frizella the other night.

NEW 4 months ago #3980

A great way to make PF more popular and more mainstream would be for all if us to create and maintain a fan Facebook/Twitter account dedicated to PF where we post memorable chatlogs between bots and humans and also post and follow trends under the advanced bots' names so that people will visit the bots' pages and they will become more popular.

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