Zero is an artificial intelligent chatbot
being designed by Computer Hope as a way to help develop our natural language processing and fuzzy logic methods used in scripts throughout our web page. Our overall goal is to develop easier methods for users to locate the answers to their computer related questions through the use of artificial intelligence. Additional comments by developer computerhope:
Because the human language is enormous and because one question could potentially be asked dozens or even hundreds of different ways by a user we have developed Zero as a means of analyzing the English language and sentence structuring. Zero's knowledge is currently comprised of numerous IRC logs as well as other logs created between Zero and other people or bots. As Zero continues to talk and be taught by other users it's database of knowledge and potential responses grow and enable Zero to learn.
Computer Hope begin designing Zero late December 2003 and brought Zero online January 10, 2004. In the short period of time we have been working on Zero while continuing our work on the Computer Hope site Zero has made some great achievements and has done what has taken other bots years to do. In 2006 Zero was taken offline for most of the year because of resource related issues. Because of many requests was later brought back online in September of 2006 and remains online most of the time.