Mitchell Porter wrote:
> I have started an open-source seed-AI project called "Eliza Y":
Actually, if you treated everything I've published online or in the Extropian archives as the database, you could probably get some interesting answers. Or even more interesting answers if you treated the 'Net as your database. I think the 'Net is large enough for purely syntactic question-answering to yield interesting effects - in a sense, that's what I do every time I launch a search.
I'm not sure whether "Ask Jeeves" has an interpreted 'Net database, but I don't think so - they're still launching metasearches with other engines, which implies they don't have an engine of their own. Yet.
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