Artificial Artificial Intelligence at ChaCha

ChaCha is a new search engine that will connect you to a personal search assistant (a human!) to help you with your query. Matthias decided to test it out with a challenging query:

Status:
Looking for a guide …
Status:
Connected to guide: SomeGuide
SomeGuide:
Hi there. I will be helping with your search.
SomeGuide:
Hey, there. How are you today?
SomeGuide:
So you’re looking for the ‘answer to everything’?
You:
i am good
You:
and you?
You:
yes
SomeGuide:
I’m great. Thanks for asking
You:
SomeGuide, I am really curious what might be a good answer for everything
SomeGuide:
You mean in conversation?
SomeGuide:
Or ‘everything’ in an all-encompassing philosophical scope.
You:
yes, philosophical
You:
It sounds like a hard task, but I am looking for that to put into a slideshow for my next presentation
You:
as an opening quote
You:
it will be a technical talk about research opportunities
You:
for the future
SomeGuide:
Hmm, that’s quite a question…

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Go read the rest at Matthias’ excuse for a permalink. It has a happy ending!

One Response to “Artificial Artificial Intelligence at ChaCha”

  1. Robotech_Master Says:

    Quite amusing. Though I’m a bit surprised the guide didn’t suggest "42". 🙂

    Incidentally, if you (or anybody else) would like to try it from the guide side, drop me an email and I’ll send you an invitation. Pay is $5 per hour at rank 2, plus 10% of the amount earned by anyone you refer at rank 3, or $10/hr + 10% if you reach rank 4. Not exactly get-rich-quick money, but decent sitting-at-your-computer-anyway cash.

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