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Thursday, February 12, 2009

New Release for MyBot
Savyon, Israel February 12, 2009 - Artificial Intelligence Research (Ai)
( announced today a new release for all MyBot implementations: MyBot for Instant Messaging, MyBot for the Web and MyBot for Facebook. The new release provides MyBot's owners with the option to block access of the bot to content provided by other users.

The 'wiki-type' nature of MyBot's learning capabilities entails the inevitable potential of the bot acquiring wrong, meaningless, or even offensive knowledge. This feature deterred some users, particularly teachers and young students, from using MyBot freely, without the danger of encountering vulgar, offensive or obscene content. The new release enables the owner of a MyBot to block all access to content provided by other users, including definitions of terms, descriptions of various topics and even entire stories.

An owner of MyBot who wishes to block its access to external knowledge can simply instruct the bot, in the course of the conversation, to stop sharing content from other users. After ascertaining the owners' intention, access is then immediately blocked, for all dialogs conducted by the particular MyBot instance with its owner as well as with all visitors.

The new release allows MyBot to be used in educational scenarios and by young children, without the danger of exposure to undesirable content.

To learn more, go to the MyBot for AIM page, and download the MyBot plugin for AIM.

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Artificial Intelligence Research (Ai) is a privately funded research project, focusing on implementing Artificial Intelligence in conversational systems: technology that enables machines to converse with humans in natural language. Ai's research facility is located in Savyon, Israel.