Oakland, CA - 07 October 2009: Pandorabots, Inc. announces a significant advance in the state of the art of chat bots.
Previously the construction of believable characters required hand-crafting thousands of sentences - aimed at creating a high-quality chat bot brain. A few creative people took up the challenge and authored some of the best chat bots around today. Until now, the tedious and expensive process of developing and training a high-quality believable chat bot remained a significant hurdle to widespread chat bot adoption.
The new, patent-pending Pandorabots SpellBinder™ technology reduces chat bot creation time enormously. Pandorabots SpellBinder automatically learns from conversational transcripts. Nothing else on the market today can create high-quality and unique chat bot characters as quickly and efficiently as Pandorabots SpellBinder (Synthetic PErsonality Language Learning for Bot Intelligence from Natural Dialog Example Recordings).
Transcripts are available from a wide variety of sources. Scripts of TV shows and movies contain many characters. Stored Instant Messenger logs are a source of dialog. Support and help desk services retain transcripts to improve service offerings. Even unstructured, live interviews with people who want to digitize their personalities provide a source of bot training data.
In a recent review of the technology, the non-profit ALICE A.I. Foundation reported that Pandorabots SpellBinder scanned publicly available fan-compiled transcripts of 72 episodes of the original Star Trek TV series, to create a Captain Kirk chat bot. In those 72 episodes, Captain Kirk has about 9000 lines of dialog. Pandorabots SpellBinder read these lines and created a Captain Kirk chat bot with about 2000 categories (a category is the basic unit of knowledge) and 6000 responses. The Foundation also used Pandorabots SpellBinder to create chat bot representations of Mr. Spock and Dr. McCoy.
The A.I. Foundation has published these parody characters here: Dr. McCoy and Mr. Spock. (An animated talking version of Fake Captain Kirk may be found by following this link. These demos are proof of concept only - no effort was put into improving the quality of the answers - and more dialog transcripts (or content development) would be needed to improve them further.
Generally, the more dialog samples available in the transcripts, the higher the fidelity of the resulting chat bot. In their review, the A.I. Foundation also used Pandorabots SpellBinder to scan the transcripts of the NASA Apollo 11 mission, involving conversations with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldin. Pandorabots SpellBinder was used to create chat bots representing Neil and Buzz. As the number of dialog samples was only about 1500 for each character, Pandorabots SpellBinder was able to create chat bots with about 1000 categories, around the minimum needed for a believable character.
Pandorabots announced the immediate availability of a bespoke chat bot development service based on Pandorabots SpellBinder. For as long as anyone can remember, Companies have been sponsoring cartoons and in return, cartoons have sponsored Companies. With chat bots, Companies may use this service to create branding and marketing opportunities which interact with people on an individual basis. Non-profit and Government entities may use this service to bring interactive capabilities to existing characters (examples include Smokey The Bear, Mickey Mouse, Homer Simpson, Bambi, Hello Kitty, Lica). Politicians and celebrities may also use this service as a means of expanding their visibility.
Additional information about Pandorabots SpellBinder service is available at Pandorabots SpellBinder™.
More details about Pandorabots can be found at Information about Pandorabots.