Archive for January, 2005



Poe and the Turk

I was reading Poe’s “Maelzel’s Chessplayer” and came across a mention of a magician who seems to be the first chatbot. It answers questions given to it in the form of tokens. Anyone have suggestions for earlier ones? The Oracle of Delphi? The I Ching?
Well, maybe I’m getting sloppy about my categorization. […]






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