Each year, AI enthusiasts compete for the Loebner prize, which pits chatbot against chatbot to see who or what can come closest to passing that test.While more sophisticated methods of machine learning are in development, many of today's chatbots are still built on a similar coded call-and-response formula as ELIZA.She’ll remember your birthday, Mc Mullen told me, what you like to eat, and the names of your brothers and sisters.She can hold a conversation about music, movies and books.
Mr Santos created the life-like robot named Samantha with the purpose that she acts as much like a real woman as possible, who needs to be seduced for, and enjoys, sex.
It simulated the experience of speaking to a therapist by responding to specific words and phrases, and represented a significant step forward in the evolution of human-like AI.
But while some of ELIZA's "patients" took it for human, there were limits to the power of its engagement.
And of course, Harmony will have sex with you whenever you want.
Harmony is the culmination of 20 years’ work making sex dolls, and five years of robot research and development.