SOCIALLY AWKWARD ROBOT [15 ] If you think that the first 'real' AI in years to come is going to be your perfect electronic friend, think again. Responses contain unfiltered content which may offend.
It's probably more likely to be awkward, rude, confusing, and elusive — just like this personality.
This criterion depends on the ability of a computer program to impersonate a human in a real-time written conversation with a human judge, sufficiently well that the judge is unable to distinguish reliably—on the basis of the conversational content alone—between the program and a real human.
The notoriety of Turing's proposed test stimulated great interest in Joseph Weizenbaum's program ELIZA, published in 1966, which seemed to be able to fool users into believing that they were conversing with a real human.
The term "Chatter Bot" was originally coined by Michael Mauldin (creator of the first Verbot, Julia) in 1994 to describe these conversational programs.