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Eliza, Computer Therapist

Author: 
Wallace, Michal ; Dunlop, George
Issue Date: 
Sunday, July 2, 2006
Description: 
ELIZA is an interactive, Web-based AI simulation, written in JavaScript. Introduction (from the Web site): "ELIZA emulates a Rogerian psychotherapist. ELIZA has almost no intelligence whatsoever, only tricks like string substitution and canned responses based on keywords. Yet when the original ELIZA first appeared in the 60's, some people actually mistook her for human. The illusion of intelligence works best, however, if you limit your conversation to talking about yourself and your life." This resource is stored online, not in this repository.
Keywords: 
artificial intelligence
Other Disciplines: 
JavaScript
Education Levels: 
Middle School
High School
Intended Audience: 
Learner
Type: 
Audio/Visual : Movie/Animation
URL: 
http://www.manifestation.com/neurotoys/eliza.php3
CSTA Classification: 

CT.L3B-01

Classify problems as tractable, intractable, or computationally unsolvable.

CT.L2-11

Analyze the degree to which a computer model accurately represents the real world.

CD.L2-07

Describe what distinguishes humans from machines, focusing on human intelligence versus machine intelligence and ways we can communicate.

CD.L2-08

Describe ways in which computers use models of intelligent behavior (e.g., robot motion, speech and language understanding, and computer vision).

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