A strangely unsettling Wikipedia page.
By Geoff Boynton and Jessica Thomas from the University of Washington. Article by Collin Barras at newscientist.com
Pure imagination using the Echonest API.
by Paul Lamere
Progress in human-computer intreraction.
Hosted by Lindsey Turrentine and Brian Cooley at CNET
New companies/products mentioned:
- Eye Tribe
- Leap Motion
- Fit Bit
- Nest (thermostats)
- Google Glass
Regrowing sensory hair cells.
By medical express.com
By Jonathan Amos at BBC Science and Environment
A synopsis at UCLA
MIT open courseware
University of Texas
Update: Now part of Internet Sensors project: https://reactivemusic.net/?p=9834
Looking into using an API to communicate with chatbots
Here is info from pandorabots FAQ: http://www.pandorabots.com/botmaster/en/~15580d493a63acc7fab1820f~/faq
Chomsky bot id: botid=b0dafd24ee35a477
H.2 Is there an API allowing other programs to talk to a Pandorabot?
Pandorabots has an API called XML-RPC that you can use to connect third-party software to our server. The XML-RPC has been used to connect Pandorabots to a wide variety of third-party applications, including Mified, mIRC, Second Life and Flash.
You may interact with Pandorabots as a webservice. Pandorabots offers consulting services supporting arbitrary web services for premium services customers. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
A client can interact with a Pandorabot by POST’ing to:
The form variables the client needs to POST are:
- botid – see H.1 above.
- input – what you want said to the bot.
- custid – an ID to track the conversation with a particular customer. This variable is optional. If you don’t send a value Pandorabots will return a custid attribute value in the <result> element of the returned XML. Use this in subsequent POST’s to continue a conversation.
This will give a text/xml response. For example:
<result status="0" botid="c49b63239e34d1d5" custid="d2228e2eee12d255"> <input>hello</input> <that>Hi there!</that> </result>
The <input> and <that> elements are named after the corresponding AIML elements for bot input and last response. If there is an error,status will be non-zero and there will be a human readable <message> element included describing the error. For example:
<result status="1" custid="d2228e2eee12d255"> <input>hello</input> <message>Missing botid</message> </result>
Note that the values POST’d need to be form-urlencoded.
Here are two examples I just got to work using curl
curl -X POST --data "botid=b0dafd24ee35a477&input=hello" http://www.pandorabots.com/pandora/talk-xml curl -X POST --data "botid=b0dafd24ee35a477&input=Where are you?" http://www.pandorabots.com/pandora/talk-xml
<result status="0" botid="b0dafd24ee35a477" custid="b3422b612633ac87"><input>Where are you?</input><that>I am in the computer at Pandorabots.com.</that></result>