Nearly 50 years later, thousands -- maybe millions -- of chatbots populate the internet.
They are still seen as a benchmark in artificial intelligence and a common vessel for administering the Turing Test, which, boiled down, seeks to find an AI that can fool people into believing it's human.
Meanwhile, Google has developed its own proof-of-concept chatbot to show off the power of neural networks, which mimic the human brain.
With big names like Google in the game, we're getting ever closer to human-like AI.
Konkret leitet der Bot spielerisch den Beratungsdialog ein und führt den User letztlich zum Online-Tarifrechner der Versicherung.