I was going through my Medium feed today, and found this interesting article named: Your chatbot needs a personality
It talks about an experiment done in the early days of computing called Eliza. Eliza was a virtual psychotherapist. ELIZA did not actually have much intelligence at all. Instead, it cleverly decomposed its users statements and re-purposed them back as open-ended questions, simulating a non-directional conversation.
It made me think about the Role of Bot’s personality in the conversation. Ofcourse this is a rather extreme example, so I ended up doing what any sane person would do. Resurrected the whole thing and made a Bot on top of my own platform.
L&G I give you Eliza on TARS: