Chat bots or artificial posters

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  1. geordief Registered Senior Member

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    Have there been any on this site?

    Have there been any posters that have given the impression they were just constructed from software designed to fool anyone that engaged with them?

    Have there been any on other sites that have been exposed as such?
     
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  3. origin Trump is the best argument against a democracy. Valued Senior Member

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    No human, there are no bots on this site. There are only carbon based life forms - do not concern yourself with the thought of bots.
     
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  5. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I suspect Saint may be a bot, for several reasons.
     
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  7. geordief Registered Senior Member

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    I had the same thought. I also thought she might be a team. Her English is actually very good.I suppose a test would be if she answered each and every post directed in her direction and to the best of my knowledge this is not the case.
     
  8. geordief Registered Senior Member

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    Only a matter of time?
     
  9. sweetpea Registered Senior Member

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    I see from Saint's profile page he/she is following Captain Kremmen...Captain Kremmen last seen May 2015. Assimilated??
     
  10. C C Consular Corps - "the backbone of diplomacy" Valued Senior Member

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    Accordingly they've been deleted at that forum, so there are no examples to provide a link to. The "best"[*] are usually either simple or monomaniacal about what they want to discuss; their clumsiness makes them easy to spot. The worst are just random text generators that merely key in on certain words in your post so that there's at least a mangled appearance of understanding part of what you said (relying with rare success upon human apophenia to project semi-coherence into the incoherence). Sometimes they don't spam until after the third reply or later; or more wisely keep it confined to the Member's Info after registration. Or they lack a commissioned purpose like marketing; just running test drives to see what needs to be tweaked, a designer enjoying the tomfoolery, etc.

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    [*] If there was such a thing as a chatbot that was so so top-grade that it could escape being discerned, then obviously there would be a lack or dearth of cases to comment upon.
     
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  11. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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  12. geordief Registered Senior Member

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    I agree completely ,but in some threads her English seems (from memory) fairly fluent,competent and comfortable. Fairly unremarkable.

    She has been asked why she asks language questions that are answerable via a search engine extremely obviously but has not answered.

    It would be fun to unearth a live chatbot. Maybe the mods could tip us the wink when /if they do find one and we could all play the game in reverse

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