News about the evolution of conversational agents, virtual agents, chatterbots, brand agents, whatever terminology you prefer. Discover our latest listing of professional chatbot/virtual agent developers
AIM Chatbots: Some NLP please?! Test and review of AIM's chatbots online gallery
The future of chatbots is just starting to unfold. Numerous applications are developed and one of Chatbots.org objectives is to find and test new chatbots and their capabilities.
For example, I have tested every chatbot compatible to America Online’s Instant Messenger which are displayed at AIM’s online gallery.
AIDA reads driver's mood from facial expressions and other cues and incorporates real-time city information
AIDA is one of the latest intelligent driving virtual agents which aims to change the way we interact with our car and communicates with the driver through a small robot embedded in the dashboard. AIDA is a sociable robot, which reads the driver’s mood from facial coding and through emotion capturing and responds in a socially appropriate and informative way.
WowWee was founded in 1988 focusing on development and manufacturing of cutting-egde technologies
WowWee was founded in 1988 as an independent research and development and manufacturing company, focused on cutting-edge technologies. The introduction of WowWee’s Robosapien™ robot in 2004 revolutionized the way we interact with entertainment robotic companions.
One of the most popular entertainment robots in the world, with global sales of more than 5 million units, the Robosapien robot was the first commercially-available biomorphic robot - a fusion of technology and personality.
Steve Di Paola demonstrates a real-time, emotion aware, parametised virtual agent system to Chatbots.org. Awesome
Steve Di Paola of the Simon Fraser University demonstrated a virtual agent system to Chatbots.org. This system interprets real time emotions in input such as voice, and shows facial expressions and gestures.
In the first few minutes of the video, he demonstrated various types of faces. Steve grabbed his microphone and started talking. The avatar spoke similar to Steve and his (or her) lips were synchronized with his words. As soon as Steve raised or changed his voice, the avatar acted correspondingly, which was absolutely amazing. It widened its mouth when talking louder; it moved its eyebrow to emphasize what it was saying, and it responded to a drumming sound. Wow!
A new book gathering the most relevant research on Conversational Agents is going to be published by IGI in 2010
A new book gathering the most relevant research on Conversational Agents is going to be published by IGI next year. We invite you to contribute to this project, and make your work visible to a large community of people.
Chapter proposals of 2-3 pages are expected on or before December 16, 2009 explaining the mission and concerns of your chapter to me, Diana Perez.
Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by January 16, 2010. Full chapters (8,000-10,000 words) are expected to be submitted by April 16, 2010. Once the book is published in November 2010, authors may get a complimentary copy of the e-book and a discount for additional printed copies of the book.
Chatbots.org has identified 49 professional chatbot/virtual agent developers. Including profiles and hyperlinks!
Did you ever search for an overview of chatbot/virtual agent developers? Most likely, it was very hard to find. Well, we are happy to announce that from now on, life will be easier!
Chatbots.org has identified 49 professional chatbot developers all over the world. Most of them develop automated chat systems for virtual agents in call centers, however many developers are also developing chatbots for entertainment, learning, or companionship. Below, you will find a summary of our initial results in alphabetical order.
AI4US: Artificial Intelligence 4 US Ltd., from now on the legal person for Chatbots.org
AI4US Ltd. is from now on legal person for Chatbots.org. Its name AI4US is an acronym of ‘Artificial Intelligence for us’, its mission is to support the use of Artificial Intelligence in people’s daily lives.
It’s registered at the English Company House, Company No. 7045061. All shares are owned by Lun Holding Ltd. (registered Company No. 7051180), which is fully owned by Dutch futurist Erwin Van Lun (that’s me ; - )).
Reasons to choose an Ltd. instead of the Dutch equivalent ‘BV’ (Besloten Vennootschap) is its international appeal, a legal worldwide known entity, and recognition as a legal person in all EU member states (directive 68/151/EEC of the Council of the European Communities).
IM specialist IMified, the world’s largest hosted instant messaging application development and deployment platform, has been acquired by IVR specialist Voxeo. Voxeo provides standards-focused Unified Communications and Self-Service platforms.
Virtual Chat for Remedy® (VCR),an animated 3D service desk agent, or virtual agent Artificical Intelligence
My-eService, a provider of knowledge management and self-service software, announced it is officially launching its new product Virtual Chat for Remedy at the WWRUG Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 9, 2009.
“Virtual Chat for Remedy® (VCR) includes an animated 3D service desk agent, or virtual agent that utilizes Artificial Intelligence and integrates with existing knowledge repositories to provide quick resolve for self service users’ issues,” says Russ Tolley, VP of Business Development at my-eService. “The virtual agent uses a friendly, natural conversation engine to work with the self help user to resolve their problem. If the virtual agent can’t resolve the issue, the self service user is routed based on the issue type to the correct live chat agent. Open or closed chat sessions can be automatically turned into incidents or service requests, contributing to a seamless, ITIL best practices approach to IT Service Management.”