Foundation Denies 'Bot Conspiracy'
A.L.I.C.E. Organization Refutes Claims of an AI Human Impersonation Phenomenon
30 July 2001-San Francisco CA: Scattered reports have reached the ALICE A.I. Foundation (http://alicebot.org) about a growing rumor that "thousands of men and women online are actually robots." People have reportedly been deceived by robots in chat rooms, instant messaging conversation and even via email exchanges. Some have allegedly formed deep, emotional relationships with these robots and often feel betrayed when their partner's robot identity is finally revealed. ...