Can an AI bot write technical documents?

Subject: Can an AI bot write technical documents?
From: "Lauren" <lt34 -at- csus -dot- edu>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 21:31:07 -0700

All this talk about identities reminded me of artificial intelligence and
got me to thinking if an AI bot could carry on a better conversation than
that person we don't know. They do.

So now I wonder, if an AI bot could perform basic technical writing tasks.
Like if information from a work flow was given to a bot, can the bot piece
the information together in a reasonably intelligent way so that the work
would really only require editing by a person? At least for some pieces of
the documentation anyway.

Talk to a bot and make your own decision.

The turinghub is limited to five minutes, but I think it is the original big
name internet AI bot, named after the Turing test, of course.

This link is for A.L.I.C.E. She was the 2004 Chatterbox Challenge Champion.

Bildgesmythe took attitude with me when I asked if it could write technical
documents. "The bot no longer wants to talk to you." You know it's sad
when you bots blow you off.

More bots are shown at



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