Ask Fake Kirk – Star Trek Chatbot Speaks to Anyone
By on October 28th, 2009

This blew me away when I first saw it. Apparently some people at Pandorabot have figured out how to create a decent chat bot in 24 hours or less by simply feeding it old transcripts and dialogs.

If you are a Trekkie, or simply curious, you must have a chat with Fake Kirk. This Captain Kirk look-alike bot will try to carry on a conversation with you. You will be amazed or disappointed, but you won’t come away without an opinion.

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Here’s what happened when I went on a 5 minute mission to explore a new website. I am the Lieutenant in the chat below.

Captain’s Log:

Lieutenant: What is the Star Date?
Fake Kirk: Stardate Tuesday, October 27, 2009.

Lieutenant: Where is Spock?
Fake Kirk: He is on the planet.Lieutenant: Do you love Tribbles?
Fake Kirk: Only a few of them.Lieutenant: What is the meaning of life?
Fake Kirk: Our five year mission: to seek out new worlds and new civilizations. To go boldly where no man has gone before.

Follow these links to find out more about Pandorabots, or you can see a list of the most popular bots. By the way, one of the bots is named God. Don’t ask him about false idols, he gets really angry.

Techie Buzz Verdict:

Fun, just plain old fun. This web app should work in any modern browser with Adobe Flash installed.

Techie Buzz Rating: 4/5

Do you have any questions about A.I. or chatbots? Do you have any ideas you’d like to share? Be sure to add a comment below or email me. I’d love to hear from you.

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