Richard Wallace, creator of the top-ranked chatbot ALICE (Artificial Linguistic Internet Computer Entity), has handwritten a database of thousands of possible conversational gambits.
Type a comment to ALICE, and it checks the phrase and its key words for a response coded to those words.
Eventually that same relationship might extend to the Facebook app itself.
The company has been gradually moving out of relying on the app – instead “unbundling” its features into their own devoted apps such as Messenger and recent acquisitions Whats App and virtual reality firm Oculus.
Following its success, Browder explored how the robot lawyer could be used for humanitarian causes.