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chatterbot

Syllabification: chat·ter·bot
Pronunciation: /ˈCHadərˌbät
 
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Definition of chatterbot in English:

noun

A computer program designed to interact with people by simulating human conversation.
Example sentences
  • And even there, some of the chatterbot programs are mighty hard to tell from real people.
  • A long line of ever-more-sophisticated chatterbots - from the famous psychoanalysis program in the 1960s to present-day online ‘personas’ with monikers like Ramona and Jabberwock - have failed to pass the test.
  • This chatterbot has the ability to learn from you.

Origin

1990s: blend of chatter and (ro)bot.

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