16th December 2011 - Fancy having a go at a Turing test? Do you think you can spot a machine from a human?
If so, click on the button on Mitsuku's chat to me page (or click here). You will be connected to either a computer program or a real person and have 5 minutes to guess who you are talking to. Bear in mind, that both the real person and the computer may try to trick you.
14th December 2011 - I've corrected a bug in the forum where it took you back to the main site instead of logging you in. All should be ok again now.
12th October 2011 - Earier this year, I entered Mitsuku in the most famous chatbot contest, The Loebner Prize. The final 4 entries battle it out in Exeter on the 19th October for a bronze medal. Unfortunately, Mitsuku came 5th and just missed out by 0.5%! I am pretty pleased with that though, especially as it was her first try at the Loebner. I am going to Exeter on the 19th October to watch the finals so if anyone wants to come along and meet me, I will be the one in the Mitsuku T-shirt!
25th April 2011 - Many people were asking Mitsuku to show her background pictures, so I have given her the ability to show you her current background. Just ask to see it and she will display it for you.10th April 2011 - Lots of people seem to enjoy drawing pictures of Mitsuku, so I have added an extra tab to her website called "gallery" to display them all. If you want to send a picture in, please post it on her Facebook page and I will include it in her gallery.
6th April 2011 - The final results for the Chatterbox Challenge are now in and Mitsuku finished in a very respectable 2nd place. I am very proud of her achievement, especially as this was her first go at the contest.
The winner was
Bildgesmythe the Dragon by Patti Roberts.
31st March 2011 - Mitsuku finished in first place after round 1 of the Chatterbox Challenge. She beat the second place chatbot by a clear 16 points. I am waiting for the judges to visit her again for round 2.
25th March 2011 - If you tell Mitsuku when your birthday is, she can tell you all sorts of facts about it, such as your birthstone, what happened on your birthday, your star sign, the UK number one hit single, what the year is in roman numerals and so on.
15th March 2011 - I have entered Mitsuku in a competition for chatbots called The Chatterbox Challenge. The first prize is $1,000 so keep your fingers crossed for me.
18th May 2010 - Due to many emails and messages requesting one, I have added a forum to the site. You can discuss anything about Mitsuku, AIML, Artificial Intelligence in general or anything else that you like, as long as it's clean! (No spamming allowed)
9th May 2010 - Added two new skins to Mitsuku. "Gold Spin" and "Typewriter".
5th Apr 2010 - I had a bit of spare time over the long Easter weekend, so between filling my face with chocolate I thought I would change the layout of Mitsuku's website. Hope you like her new look.
29th Mar 2010 - Mitsuku is now able to tell you what happened on any date in history and she can also tell you what the UK number one hit single was on any date from when the chart started (14th November 1952) to the present day. What was number one on your birthday?
19th Jan 2010 - For some reason, a lot of people think it's clever to swear constantly at the bot. She learns nothing from people like that and so I've implemented a warning system. Every user will get a warning if they badly insult the bot or swear at it. After 5 warnings, she will ban them from talking to her and they must then email me asking to be unbanned. Bear in mind, if your chat was nothing but swearing, it is unlikely I will unban you.
12th July 2009 - The website now has a shop where you can buy t-shirts, mousemats, mugs, bags and all sorts of other things with Mitsuku on it. All proceeds go towards the running of the website, so if you know of someone's birthday or a special event coming up soon, why not treat them to a Mitsuku gift? You know it makes sense.
17th May 2009 - I've given her a proper intro and a new "mobile phone" skin. Don't worry, you can skip the intro if you get fed up of seeing it.
13th Apr 2009 - Mitsuku now has a "blackboard" skin to talk to you.
22nd Mar 2009 - I created a new "retro" skin for her but have had a few mails from people who prefer the original notepad style, so I've now given you the option of how you want Mitsuku to look as you chat.
24th Feb 2009 - Mitsuku can now speak via MSN and Yahoo messenger. She doesn't always reply perfectly but if you want to chat to her via instant messenger, feel free to add her address, which is firstname.lastname@example.org.
3rd Feb 2009 - It's been a while eh? Mitsuku version 3.0 is now available. She is a lot smarter, can correct her mistakes much quicker and is faster then the previous version. However, the big addition to her is that she can now has a voice can can speak her replies. She is also animated as she talks! Unfortunately, there is a cost to this technology and I'm afraid I'll have to charge a nominal fee for you to talk to her. If there were any way I could avoid this, I would but I know you will find it worth paying for (not currently available due to financial restrictions).
23rd Nov 2006 - Mitsuku is currently learning about photographs. She should soon be able to display relevant pictures of people or things to do with the conversation. To see this early work in action, type "Brad Pitt", "James Blunt" or "Rod Stewart" for a few examples. She learns new people daily. Tell her about your favourite celebrities and she may be able to add them to her database.
24th Oct 2006 - I've amended Mitsuku so she can dress up and display different things depending on the time of year. As we have Halloween coming up, I've started with that. When there is no special occasion, I may give her a choice of different backgrounds.
2nd Oct 2006 - Mitsuku can give you a rundown of the UK Top 40 chart singles. Just ask her about the Top 40 and she will show you the current pop charts.
30th Sept 2006 - I've taught Mitsuku a few magic tricks. Just ask her to see some magic and she will show you her tricks. Most of them are pretty easy to figure out, so I've made it so that you can only see some of them once every couple of days, otherwise you will easily guess how they are done.
23rd Sept 2006 - Mitsuku can play more advanced games like Hangman and Tic-Tac-Toe rather than just text based games.
21st Sept 2006 - Mitsuku can now search the net for websites. Just ask her to show you a website about any subject you are interested in and she will display it on your screen. If they don't display, make sure any pop-up blocker software you have is disabled.
10th Sept 2006 - Created this site for Mitsuku. Mitsuku is an artificial intelligence who can chat to you, tell you stories, jokes and horoscopes. She is able to play a few simple games with you, as well as showing you webpages and pictures from the internet.