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Saturday, December 02, 2006

Speeglebot-how good is the AI??

Speegel bot is a solution provided by the Speegle search results. Speegle search results offers voice version of the google results. It offers two male voices and one female voice options explicitly. It seems to be a little slow as it puts up the following message for every search query.
Please be patient... our server is quite heavily loaded at the moment and search
results may take a while to process.do NOT refresh several times to try and make
it work, please do not click stop and play repeatedly either.

For a speech based web application, it does really fine.

The SpeegleBot seems a better product though. The description makes a modest claim as follows

Talk to the SpeegleBot about anything you like but remeber to be polite.
holiday homes, leisure, travel, gadgets, motors and anything else under the
sun.

But as you would expect, the Anything under the sun is a little bit of an exageration. As soon as the Speeglebot is turned on it starts with the greeting "Hello, my name is Speeglebot, i am here to answer your questions..."

If you have seen one of those chat bots, this is very similar to that. If you say "Hello" it will say "Hi there" and when you say "Hi" it will say "Hello there". And still the surprise is yet to come...Try asking it "what is your name?" It will say "my name is speeglebot. Go on click an advert for me it will make me happy" That seems to be against google policy though.

Who created it?

Team speegle the Mactavish.

It can be a rather good way to pass your time. Though it was a dissapointment when It said the opposite of "good" is "Anti- good". So it basically has a preset databse of replies to each of the possible questions. However, it claims to have an IQ of over 250 in terms of humans.

In case it does not know the answer it suggests it may be something to do with "Haggis or may be string theory". As for as having fun is considered, it is the best thing. However, you get bored after trying out a few things. It is no better than a chat bot as far as "deductive reasoning" is concerned. But the question is how good is it as a search tool. Well it was a rather poor performer here as well. Try asking it about hotels in london.It asks "any specific location" but seems to go wild when you respond to that.

If you compare it with other Bots of the present generation, it seems quite intelligent. It is fast and intelligent. Hopefully it can be made a better search tool. It would still be better if it learns as it talks---needs lot of memory space i presume..It is difficult to be analytical while analysing such AI models. It would be better if the turning test were performed on it.The turning test is a test in which the robot and a human being are placed behind seperate screens and both are asked the same question. If the AI is able to answer as good as or better than the human it can be considered to have passed the test.

As the bot claims it seems to have an IQ of 250 in human terms. It is rather well written and best suited for children. It has a built in safety mechanism to prevent the use of innapropriate language. I wish Team speegle the Mactavish all the best and more success...And i will try to analyse all the bots with a better grading scheme.

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