Siri and Artificial Intelligence

Jon Stokes from WIRED wrote an interesting article about Siri and if Apple could eventually build a real AI with it.

Chatterbots like ELIZA have been around for many years. And even though they are old, their ability to interact with the user is still amazing:

USER: I feel sad.
ELIZA: Why do you feel sad?
USER: Because I made a mistake
ELIZA: Why did you make a mistake?
USER: I have the flu
ELIZA: Maybe you should see a doctor. I’m merely a psychotherapist.
USER: Habla Espanol?.
ELIZA: Now you’re not making any sense! Continue reading