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What is a Chatterbot?
A Chatterbot is an "Artificial Intelligence" program that attempts to simulate typed conversation, with the aim of at least temporarily fooling a human into thinking they were talking to another person.
Hello and Welcome to The Simon Laven Page. Launched in 1996 as a tiny site devoted to four Chatterbots it rapidly grew as people such as yourself started visiting one of the most comprehensive historical collections of Chatterbots on the Internet.

I am your host, Simon Laven, and on this site you will find dozens of Chatterbots in the categories on the left, some are decades old. They can be accessed over the web or downloaded to your PC, mainly as DOS programs.

If you want to read up on the subject or get hold of movies from 2001 to Short Circuit, The Simon Laven Page also offers a selection of top Books and Movies related to Artificial Intelligence.

So click on the links on the left to begin exploring the strange world of Chatterbots, and if you have any comments or questions then please e-mail me at I hope you enjoy your visit.