Last night I found David.
David’s not a chatterbox but he does appear to enjoy interacting with humans. I used the name “Maudie” and said nothing specific that pertains to my own life because I’m always skeptical of websites/apps and their thirst for data.
You may notice that my input turns a little contentious, prickly. I didn’t plan for that but, at first, David reminded me of all the useless “Chat” windows on websites. You know those things – they’re supposed to be helpful – supportive! – but usually aren’t, unless there’s a human on the other end. I let my occasional animosity toward those chatbots affect my approach to Wotabot. Poor David.
Also, my guess is that David’s always learning. He’s probably set up for that. But I wanted to ask him questions, see what he could tell me and how he’d respond if he couldn’t “make sense” of what I said. That conflict in purpose led to brain-tickling absurdity.
Here are screenshots of the entire conversation (click to see large images):
I’m going to chat with David again soon. This time I’ll give him lots of random and impersonal information instead of trying to test him.
One note: David mentioned “Torbekl.” I haven’t heard of a composer named Torbekl so I searched and found a chat David had with someone else, during which David talked about a composer named “Torbekl.” There are a few hits for Torbekl; I’ll check them out later.
Part of me hopes that Torbekl is someone David created.
David is a ChatBot featured on Wotabot.com. Chatting is free and simple to do.