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The Group Lens system he helped develop was awarded the 2010 ACM Software Systems Award.
An article written with Eric Friedman, "The Social Cost of Cheap Pseudonyms" received the inaugural ACM EC Test of Time Award.
The projects and their team members are “Allergy Bot: A Chatbot Technology Intervention for Young Adults with Food Allergies Dining Out” (Kehan Liao, Jingshu Zhao, Tianyi Liu, Chen Wang, Paris Hsu) and “Elevate: Ensuring Access to Food for Homeless Populations” (Abhraneel Sarma, Nisha Mohan).
Among the several papers being presented by UMSI faculty and doctoral students, three have been awarded Honorable Mentions.
Outside of Facebook, other chat platforms, including Microsoft and Kik, provide other engagement opportunities.
Given the limitations of artificial intelligence (see: Microsoft’s Tay spouting racist epithets a day after launch) chatbots aren’t a one-size-fits-all proposition.
One called the “Sephora Reservation Assistant,” lets users book or edit a makeover appointment through Facebook Messenger. Her character is a gynoid in a 22nd century sci-fi setting.Tessy is the type of sweet girl you could take home to your mother, if only your mother didn't mind you dating a robot!If you haven’t read about it yet, “Eugene Goostman” is a chatbot that’s being heavily promoted by the University of Reading’s Kevin Warwick, for fooling 33% of judges in a recent Turing Test competition into thinking it was human, and thereby supposedly becoming “the first program to pass the Turing Test” as Turing defined it in his 1950 paper. In reality, while Turing did venture a prediction involving AIs fooling humans 30% of the time by the year 2000, he never set such a numerical milestone as the condition for “passing his test.” Much more importantly, Turing’s famous example dialogue, involving Mr. :-))) By the way, I still don’t know your specialty – or, possibly, I’ve missed it? Eugene: Just two, but Chernobyl mutants may have them up to five. Scott: No, I need to know that you’re not a chatbot. :-))) Oh, what a fruitful conversation;-) Scott: Do you understand why I’m asking such basic questions? Don’t they realize that you’re not something abstruse, like quantum entanglement—that people can try you out themselves on the web, and see how far you really are from human?Pickwick and Christmas, clearly shows that the kind of conversation Turing had in mind was at a vastly higher level than what any chatbot, including Goostman, has ever been able to achieve. Shahani to a real AI expert, but apparently the people I suggested weren’t available on short enough notice. Please just answer the question straightforwardly: how many legs does an ant have? Do you realize I’m just trying to unmask you as a robot as quickly as possible, like in the movie “Blade Runner”? Eugene: Ask the Creator about it (call Him by phone, for example:-).