Naturally, my thoughts shifted to getting it on with a pioneering computer program.
ELIZA was developed at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in the mid-'60s by Joseph Weizenbaum.
In my flings with ELIZA and a host of her offspring I learned that talking dirty to chatbots provides an often comical, sometimes depressing view into the past, present and future of sex and artificial intelligence.
Nearly 50 years later, thousands -- maybe millions -- of chatbots populate the internet.
They are still seen as a benchmark in artificial intelligence and a common vessel for administering the Turing Test, which, boiled down, seeks to find an AI that can fool people into believing it's human.
Unfortunately, ELIZA isn't the most engaging of sexual partners. Either ELIZA wasn't feeling it, or I need a lesson in spitting chatbot game.
Anyway, I don't think I'll be hitting ELIZA up the next time I'm in the mood for a booty call.
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Refuse to follow the script, however, and you end up in a weird BDSM chatroom version of during which the phrase "Shut up! There are plenty of chatbots built explicitly for explicit conversations, but even the most innocent of online avatars is subject to the fantasies of its users.