Chatting with E-liza

Who is she?
Eliza is an early natural language processing program born in the mid-1960s at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory by Joseph Weizenbaum. 

What does she do?
Using “‘pattern matching” and substitution methodology Eliza outputs canned responses that made early users feel they were talking to someone who understood their input. 

Why is she iconic to me?

One of the most innovative versions of Eliza was called DOCTOR– programmed to mimic a  Rogerian psychotherapist. Used to help patients communicate their feelings by repeating their input as a question.

I know Eliza and I will do a project together one day 👩🏻‍⚕️👩🏻‍💻



Test it for yourself:



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