Outline -Draft

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This entry is part 4 of 13 in the series The State of Chatbots

This entry is part 4 of 13 in the series The State of ChatbotsThis paper will focus on chatbots as natural language interfaces. Significant advances in chatbot development from the 1960s to the present will be discussed, followed by practical application of chatbots in public arenas. Details on the way that chatbots handle user-inputted text […]

Introduction -Draft

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This entry is part 3 of 13 in the series The State of Chatbots

This entry is part 3 of 13 in the series The State of ChatbotsPhilip K. Dick wrote a science fiction novel in 1968 entitled, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” where he explored the philosophical issue of what it is to be human (Dick, 1968). This begs the question of how to define intelligence as […]

Abstract -Draft

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This entry is part 2 of 13 in the series The State of Chatbots

This entry is part 2 of 13 in the series The State of ChatbotsAs humans we like familiarity, so it makes us more comfortable when we are able to interact with our computer systems using natural language. Chatbots are applications that have the ability to converse with users using natural language. However, while increasing numbers […]