Pandorabots.com" has announced announced the release of their Lisp-based AIML server for individual, commercial and academic use. This means, instead of hosting your bot on Pandorabots.com, you can host the bot on your own server with total control over the database and all hard disk access. A version of the Pandorabots Standalone Edition (SAE 1.01) competed in the Loebner Prize 2005 in New York in September, 2005. One of the four finalists in the contest, this application demonstrated its ability to migrate robustly from the multiple-bot hosting model to the single bot on-site application model. Contact pandorabots.com for more information
iTherapy.com uses an Internet chatbot, an ultra-efficient, high volume method of pre-treating people who may need therapy. This chatbot listens to problems, asks questions, offers suggestions and administers tests. Chatbots are always learning more and being improved. Although you won't be talking to a .real person,. oftentimes your friends can't ask you the correct questions to determine what's really on your mind. The chatbot's artificial intelligence is developed by a team of experts, including a lead therapist familiar with the symptoms of mental health problems.
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