Before there was ChatGPT there was Eliza
Tell me your problems
AI, or artifice intelligence, has been a focus of computing since the early days. In fact, at the beginning scientists thought we would have a computer that could speak intelligently before we had one that could play chess well.
That turned out to be completely wrong. Solving Chess was “easy”. Today there are so-called “AI” tools that are becoming more mainstream and a couple that are popular are ChatGPT and Dall-E (from Open-AI). Dall-E creates unique images for you based on text prompts. It’s pretty cool (I’ve used to for some of the images in this post).
But going back to the early days of computing, there was a popular program at the time called Eliza. It ws supposed to be a “psychiatrist”. You would type respones to it and it would reply back as if it actually knew what you were saying.
But before diving into Eliza, let’s look a bit at ChatGPT…
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