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Recent and Upcoming Patents in the Chatbot Industry

The rapid growth in chatbot development has led to growth in the filing of patents. Some are from major companies, some from startups. Some represent major advances in the technology, while others might be easy targets for challenges. Many of them offer hints about the direction chatbots could take in the future. Some may have …

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An Overview of the State of Robotics

As science fiction writers first conceived robots, they were humanoid machines that performed services in response to spoken directions. This is the idea of R.U.R. by apek (which introduced the word “robot” to the world), as well as Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot stories. What we now call robots have gone in quite a different direction. …

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A History of Chatbots

Turing Test Are you familiar with the Turing Test? For the uninitiated, the Turing Test was developed by Alan Turing, the original computer nerd, in 1950. The idea is simple: for a machine to pass the Turing Test, it must exhibit intelligent behavior indistinguishable from that of a human being. The test is usually conceptualized …

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