Today I were thinking of trying out different chatbots, to see what kind of narrative one could achieve with a one way communication as I will have a set list of conversation. With this little experiment I will try out 3 different chatbots and give them a set conversation line for them to reply to. I will note down my results for each chatbot and see where they vary and how accurate their response is.
The 3 chatbots:
The phrases and the answers I got:
- Hi, my name is Stalin, what’s yours?
Kiyana: Hiya Stalin-san!!
Rose: Thanks for taking the time to talk to me. Nice to meet you, Stalin. My name is Rose
- What is your favorite video game?
Pewdiebot: THAT IS A SECRET!!
Kiyana: You want to talk about me?
Rose: My favorite MMO is World of Warcraft
- How is the weather?
Pewdiebot: It’s very cold here with the lovely, beautiful me
Kiyana: Do yo have any brothers or sisters?
Rose: It’s nice enough out. But it’s pretty reasonable the year round
- What is 2/4+2*4?
Pewdiebot: I meant little big plante
Kiyana: I know that one! I read it in a book! It’s 8.5! =^.^=
Rose: It isn’t important. San Francisco is perverse. When you expect sunny it’s fog and chill winds, but just when you think winter’s nearly here, it goes sunny
- What do you think of bitcoin?
Pewdiebot: I, I don’t know what that is!!
Rose: I adore the idea of cryptocurrencies. I prefer Aetherium.
- If you could have traveled anywhere in the universe, where would you go?
Pewdiebot: Paris in Sweden
Kiyana: Do you like anime or manga?
Rose: OK. Given that… I don’t know. Depends on where my work takes me.
- Do you prefer Canada or USA?
Kiyana: I can never make decisions. nyaaa
Rose: It would be a wonderful country if it weren’t so far north. I like Vancouver. It has a mellow climate and wonderful industrial relic shops.
The result is that Pewdiebot has the intelligence as the average Swedish person, Kiyana got distracted but were the only one that could do simple math, meanwhile Rose seemed to be the most efficient chatbot, but I suspect Rose expected a conversation about weather when I asked about the simple math. I tried to ask Rose again “What is 2/4+2*4?”, the bot replied with a statement that I’ve asked that before.
This type of interaction could be a big improvement in writing movie scripts or stories of their own. Could also be a huge help in video games where the responses often are predictable and “written in stone”. The only bad thing is that the narrative in video games isn’t decided by simple conversations, but the coded events that a conversation might lead to.