Rose is a chatbot, and a very good one – she won recognition this past Saturday as the most human-like chatbot in a competition described as the first Turing test, the Loebner Prize.
Rose won only a bronze medal in the competition rather than gold, because – although she was more human-like than the other bots in the competition – she didn’t fool any of the judges into thinking she was a real person.
The social media firm was experimenting with teaching two chatbots, Alice and Bob, how to negotiate with one another.
However, researchers at the Facebook AI Research Lab (FAIR) found that they had deviated from script and were inventing new phrases without any human input.
Although Rose didn’t convince any judges at this year’s Loebner Prize competition, a Wilcox chatbot creation named Suzette did fool one judge at the 2010 Loebner Prize.