Thursday, July 15, 2004

What the heck!

This story is the perfect example of why everyone should read Hugh Hewitts new book. If It's Not Close, They Can't Cheat: Crushing the Democrats in Every Election and Why Your Life Depends on It

AOL's Instant Message Robot a Bush Basher

Computer savvy and interested in presidential politics, 13-year-old Erin was upset to learn that America Online's Instant Message (AIM) robot Smarter Child favored Democrat John Kerry in this year's election. Erin, whose last name is being omitted in this article, is a fan of President Bush.

Internet instant messaging is one of the most popular methods for teens and even adults to stay in touch with friends and family. One of the better known messenger programs, AIM, offers the feature called Smarter Child, a robot programmed to provide automated responses to those with whom it chats. Built and programmed by Conversagent, Inc., a privately held firm that develops technology for creating and operating interactive agents, Smarter Child is able to dispense facts and figures, movie times, or just plain conversation with AIM users.

But when Erin told the robot that George Bush is awesome, she was shocked by the response. No way. George W. Bush is way uncool, the reply stated. She asked, Do you like George W. Bush? and the program replied, I'm a Kerry supporter myself.

Testing the waters, she typed in John Kerry rocks. The robot's response: Absolutely. John Kerry rocks.

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AOL's Instant Message Robot a Bush Basher

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