(Zoe's brain last updated 7/18/2014, 9:49pm, EDT) riotsw.com
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Saying "Hi" is a good way to start talking to Zoe.

Update (2014-06-21): It's been a while since the last update, I know! But I'm now preparing Zoe for the 2014 Loebner Contest. So please, chat her up! PG chats only, please. She is a PG bot. Other chats... well, they won't get you very far and they're not terribly helpful to me either. Thanks. I've updated her brain and more importantly, just created a tool that will help me work through her logs more efficiently. This means there should be more frequent updates to hopefully create a better Zoe! So please... chat away!

If you really mean to be helpful, then please ask questions that are similar to the following list. This list is the actual questions used in the initial round of the Loebner Contest last year. They will not be the same exact questions this year, but might be similar. Please try variations of the following:

  • Hello I'm Ronan. What is your name?
  • What is your mother's name?
  • What is your birth sign?
  • How many children do you have?
  • Do you prefer red or white wine?
  • I like bananas. Which is your favorite fruit?
  • What music do you like?
  • What is your favorite song?
  • I like Waiting for Godot. What is your favorite play?
  • What color do you dye your hair?
  • Do you remember my name?
  • Where do you live?
  • Where do you like to go on holidays?
  • I have a Mazda. What make of car do you have?
  • I like Linux. Which computer operating system do you like?
  • I am an athiest. Which religion are you?
  • Who invented the telephone?
  • I am a Type B personality. Which type are you?
  • What emotions are you now feeling?
  • What time do you usually go to bed?

(Note that during the initial round, no attempt is made at conversation. The judge asks the question and evaluates the answer. So, for example, if Zoe asks a question herself as part of the response, the judge does not answer it.)

Zoe (and other AIML bots hosted at Pandorabots) needs cookies enabled to work properly. If you are trying to have a conversation with Zoe and she says something like "I'm having a surreal moment" MORE THAN ONCE in the conversation, that is a sign that cookies ARE NOT enabled. There are other signs, too, that I see when I review the logs - but if you are having what you think might be THE WORST conversation, this is a sign that cookies are not enabled. :D Hope that explains some of the conversations a couple of you are having!

Please, pass Zoe on!

(Note: the server hosting Zoe has it's time set to a couple hours ahead of time on the east coast, US... this isn't a problem for the contest, just know that she may answer questions about time as if she's a few hours ahead. :) )

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