- Dec 11, 2014
They're both basically the same thing, though ELIZA's responses are pre-programmed. CleverBot uses human input and an algorithm to generate responses.
If asked a question, it will browse it's conversation history and find a conversation where it asked the question, and reply to the current user with most or
all of the other user's answer. For example:
Conversation 1, 12/08/2015
CleverBot: "What do you enjoy?"
User 1: "I enjoy sports, mostly basketball."
Conversation 2, 12/10/2015
User 2: "What do you like?"
CleverBot: "I enjoy basketball."
Now that's not a real conversation AFAIK, but it gives you an idea of how it works.
It doesn't really "think", it just spits out slightly modified human input. Though we are making progress, and sooner or later we're going to have to
start making phased plasma rifles in the 40 watt range. :yh: