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chatbot

/ˈtʃætˌbɒt/
noun
1.
a computer program in the form of a virtual e-mail correspondent that can reply to messages from computer users
Word Origin
C20: from chat1 + (ro)bot
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(Or "chatterbot") A bot meant to be able to interact conversationally with humans. A chatbot is either an exercise in AI or merely an interface as in an infobot.
One of the first and most famous chatterbots (prior to the Web) was Eliza.
(1999-06-19)

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