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Peter Levitan, who served as CEO of Smarter Child’s maker Active Buddy, has said that the chatbot attracted over 30 million users, and at one point accounted for 5% of global instant messenger traffic.Smarter Child was able to reach so many people because it was built upon the world’s dominant messaging platforms–just as new chatbots are designed to run on Facebook Messenger–and because it was as fast and easy as talking with a friend.Using large amounts of training data and processing power, it’s now possible to teach a machine to understand and speak to humans.But as Mauldin notes, this can create new headaches when the training data spins out of control.Microsoft shut down the division where Smarter Child’s tech resided, and consumer-facing tech companies in general avoided the concept.But over the past few years, chatbots have made a comeback.It may seem paradoxical, but this shift away from humanity might be what finally allows chatbots to succeed.
He further stressed that machines’ understanding of language was entirely dependent on the context in which they were used, and argued that a more general computer understanding of human language was not possible.
Still, the bots you’re seeing today don’t much resemble Smarter Child and its predecessors—or , for that matter.
The news, weather, shopping, and customer service chatbots on Facebook Messenger don’t want to be your friend.
“I wanted to have an intelligence you could talk to on the Internet that would become your best friend for life.”Beyond just holding a conversation, Smarter Child wanted to be useful, tapping into web services to provide sports scores, weather forecasts, stocks, and other info.
Those ambitions make it an obvious precursor to today’s resurgence of chatbots, led by booming startups such as Slack and Kik, and attracting tech giants such as Facebook and Microsoft.