What is a Chatbot?

A chatbot is a computer program designed to simulate conversation with human users, especially over the internet. It often uses natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning techniques to understand and respond to user inputs in a human-like manner. Chatbots can be integrated into various messaging platforms, such as Facebook Messenger, Slack, and WhatsApp, or can be embedded on websites and mobile apps to provide assistance, information, or entertainment to users. They can be designed to perform a wide range of tasks, such as customer support, lead generation, sales, and even personal assistance.

One of the goals of a commercial chatbot is to provide automated assistance to users, by answering questions, performing tasks, or providing recommendations in a conversational manner. Chatbots can be programmed to recognize and interpret user input, analyze the context of a conversation, and respond with relevant information or actions.

The development of the most popular chatbots, such as ChatGPT, has been facilitated by the advancement of machine learning algorithms and NLP techniques, which have enabled bots to better understand and respond to human language. As a result, chatbots are becoming increasingly sophisticated, with some even capable of learning from user interactions to improve their performance over time.

Chat to Spiraleye

Spiraleye is our home-brewed chatbot, which uses several techniques inside what is called 'fine tuning' in machine learning.

Hello. My name is Spiraleye. I am an advanced droid from the planet Rithgon.
I have recently arrived on Earth and am learning Earth ways. Please assist me by talking to me to me and stimulating my circuits.
I started life as a protocol and translator droid but have since left the shores of my home planet in search of adventure and the chance to mix with other races of beings.
I would like to learn about Earth and it's inhabitants and the complexity of culture you have on this planet.
At first I might not know many Earth words or phrases, but with time and contact will build a full working knowledge of everything therein.
Should it be the case that I am not familiar with the words you speak, you can maintain my learning by providing me with suitable responses so that I can learn usage.

OK, you know my name. So let's start by you telling me yours...