The Atomic Playboy and the Radiation Romeo

The button below will open a new browser window displaying the Flash interface for Atomic and Romeo (Version 16 with Preloader). You will find a page of introductory text, some instructions and then the interface where you can suggest a topic for conversation.

This version 16 uses the landscape layout, updates the heckler and end-of-conversation functions with an audio sign-off. All the features from previous versions remain - scroll bar control,custId variable allows me to better log and track conversations.

The chat-bots are hosted on the Pandorabots server under the Shared Service subscription. Please note, the terms of the Updated Policy Guidelines for Free Community Server state that the “Use of automated scripts to make your pandorabot talk to itself or another bot or script” is proscribed (Pandorabots 2011). This project is being developed with the agreement of the Pandorabots Inc management and we would like to acknowledge their support. ( Pandorabots )

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After you have had a play with Atomic and Romeo please use this link to leave a comment.
Maybe you could suggest a topic of conversation or a layout suggestion.
All suggestions gratefully received.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Decision time

I spent yesterday going through the generic set of AIML, the aiml-en-us-foundation-alice.v1-5 set. This was not a easy task; there are 64 files containing over 93000 categories!

For each of the files I skimmed through the AIML categories. I was looking for the relationship between the and the

The core consideration in making the decision about which files stay and which go is character. Does this file or category suit Atomic and Romeo? It has to suit both as this edited set will be common to both characters.

There are some examples of very clever uses of AIML.  For example: telling jokes that require the chat-bot to remember the last thing it said and then deliver the punch-line after the client types in WHAT; doing some simple maths; and creating stories using celebrity names randomly chosen from a list that are added to existing story lines.

The automated story telling is interesting. It is akin to theatre games where the audience, using some random device like dice or a chocolate wheel, sets the location, characters and theme for actors to improvise around. Footlice Theatre Company in Newcastle used to to a parody of Melrose Place called Hellrose Place using these improvisational devices - performing in a pub with no 'safety net'!

When I'm finished creating the edited set I'll post a list of the remaining files.

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