Saturday, November 15, 2008

Santa Bot is Back in Town

The A.I. Foundation is pleased to announce the 2nd annual re-appearance of the Santa Bot. The Santa bot is based on the Superbot and has a totally unique, new personality tailored to old Saint Nick. The bot brain has no overlap with the A.L.I.C.E. bot. Santa is totally kid-safe and fun for the whole family. For now Santa is free. Tell Santa what you want for Christmas. Have a chat with Santa at

Our Santa bot uses an Oddcast/Sitepal avatar with text-to-speech.

Santa bot is still learning. The more you chat with him, the smarter he will become.

MLAI Foundation Re-Launch

Christopher Doyon (botmaster at has written to announce that he putting the MLAI Foundation and related sites back online. The MLAI Foundation is the home of several of Christopher's bots, as a forum.

Just in time for Christmas shopping, he has also reactivated the amazing Turing Store. This one of a kind AI and robotics online shop has the best of the best Holiday gift ideas for the MLAI enthusiast on your list. The robots especially this year are astounding.

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Remember that donations to the MLAI Foundation are gratefully accepted. And not just money, they can use any functioning computers that you may have laying around. MLAI can make use of them to host servers and experiments.

Friday, November 07, 2008

GaitoBot AIML-Editor

Daniel Springwald wrote to tell us two pieces of good news. First, the GaitoBot AIML Editor (*) is now released in final version1.0. This visual AIML editor, good for managing large AIML sets and files, is free and will be in future for free. This means it can be used for private or commercial use without any restrictions and without paying any fees.

The second piece of good news is, they now offer an AIML Chatbot hosting service, which the editor can directly upload to. The botmaster has just to sign in on to the site and can publish the bot. To put it on his website, the botmaster need only copy and paste an html-snippet. Gaitobot provides free hosting for bots up to a size of 256kb. For a bot with a bigger knowledge, the company charges a small fee.

(*) The Gaitobot editor is virus and spyware tested by several checks local and online -for example by
You can find a report here:
The program is also signed as created by a known developer and so it shouldnot show the warning "unkown manufacturer" while installing.

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