September '09 - CADIE Isn't Real.
remember some months ago I found a website
all about a computer generated AI bot known
as CADIE. It had its own blog and posted
pictures of pandas all over it, it had a teen
girl personality and wrote all about what was
on its mind. From the way it wrote it was
clear it hadn't written the blog enteries
itself, but that didn't bother me. The fact
that a bot scanned the net for photos and
discovered that it liked pandas seemed
fascinating to me.
are a lot of AI bots online, I'm not talking
about things like adware bots I'm talking
about bots that try to simulate being human
but not hiding the fact that they aren't,
basically it's just a programmer showing off
what can be done if you spend a lot of time
on something. Technically speaking AI
programming is quite easy but you have to
spend a lot of time 'teaching' it.
played Unreal Tournament online against
server bots and they would moan and get
annoyed, I would play on that server for
hours knowing that I was the only real human
there were silly romours that CADIE had taken
over Google and was controlling it by itself,
then later it was revealed that the whole
thing was a joke and CADIE never existed in
the first place. I wasn't sure if it was a
joke at first as CADIE didn't seem to be
advanced enough for the joke to make sense,
there are some better AI bots than CADIE
anyway so I can't work out why it was a joke.
I think that maybe it was intended to be a
big publicity stunt that never quite worked
out. All they succeeded in doing is mildly
annoying people. If CADIE had been famous it
may have been funny but 'she' was only known
to the few people that are interested in that
sort of thing.
CADIE website still works but if you email
her you will get a standard reply saying she
has powered down.
has a Youtube channel but all her ramblings
are very peculiar.
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