The term ACE - Artificial Conversational Entity is used as a synonym for Conversational Agent, Embodied Agent or Chatbot, meaning a computer program capable of leading an intelligent conversation with a person via textual methods.
The term ACE - Artificial Conversational Entity is used mostly in academic papers by researchers focused on modelling, developing and evaluating functionalities and capabilities of Artificial Conversational Entities. Some journalists used the term when describing the Loebner Prize contest.
Huma Shah used her terminology ACE - Artificial Conversational Entity to refer to chatbot A.L.I.C.E. The video is a demonstration of A.L.I.C.E. having a conversation with another ACE - Artificial Conversational Entity named Fake Captain Kirk. Demo was created by Pandorabots, Inc.
Artificial Conversational Entities: Can A Machine Act Human and Be Given “Rights”? is an interesting article about Turing Test and Robot Rights written by Susan Duclos.
The term ACE - Artificial Conversational Entity is a composite of three words: artificial, conversational, and entity.
The word artificial refers to what is made by humans, produced rather than natural in origin, made to resemble something, made in imitation of something natural, man-made, simulated, not genuine or natural. It originates from the Latin word artificilis meaning “belonging to art”, from artificium - craftsmanship.
The word conversation signifies the spoken exchange of thoughts, opinions, and feelings; talk. It originates from Latin word conversationem (nominativus conversatio) meaning “act of living with”.
The word entity describes an existence or being; in Philosophy entity is something having real or distinct existence; a thing, especially when considered as independent of other things. It originates from Medieval Latin entitās, from ēns - being, a thing.
The term ACE - Artificial Conversational Entity was introduced in 2006 by Huma Shah in her paper A.L.I.C.E.: an ACE in Digitaland. The paper presents an analysis of Artificial Conversational Entity A.L.I.C.E. through her conversations with four judges, and comparing her artificial utterances with those of the four “hidden humans” (the confederates), during the Loebner Prize 2004 contest, which is an instantiation of Turing’s Test for machine intelligence.
The term should not be confused with Alan Turing ACE machine - being the Automatic Computing Engine (ACE), known also as the Universal Turing machine, which was the mathematical tool equivalent to a digital computer suggested by Alan Turing in the 1945.
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Although we use chatbot as the main synonym on this website, please do not be confused. There are more than 161 synonyms in use by academics, business and artificial conversational entity enthusiasts! It is simply a matter of reading between the lines.
Please check out our main directory with 1076 live artificial conversational entity examples (an overview as maintained by developers themselves), our vendor listing with 155 artificial conversational entity companies and artificial conversational entity news section with already more than 308 articles! Our research tab contains lots of papers on artificial conversational entities, 1,164 journals on artificial conversational entities and 386 books on artificial conversational entities. This research section also shows which universities are active in the artificial conversational entity field, indicates which publishers are publishing journals on humanlike conversational AI and informs about academic events on artificial conversational entities. Also, check out our dedicated tab for awards, contest and games related to the artificial conversational entity field, various forums like our AI forum by artificial conversational entity enthusiasts and add any artificial conversational entity as created by yourself and your colleagues to our artificial conversational entity directory. Please do not forget to register to join us in these exciting times.
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Alternative usage of Artificial Conversational Entities
There is no alternative usage of the term Artificial Conversational Entity, but there is an endless list of entities referring to the abbreviation “ACE”.
ACE or Advanced Computer Entertainment was a precursor to the computer entertainment magazines of today. The magazine covered multi-platform computer and video games mixed with technical issues and game users debates.