Artificial Intelligence with PHP

23 05 2008

Humans have long been fascinated with Artificial Intelligence. Online artificial intelligence, often called bots, are all measured against the mother of all online intelligence, A.L.I.C.E. Standing for “Artificial Linguistic Internet Computer Entity,” A.L.I.C.E is a chat bot developed in the mid 90s that is capable of holding intelligent conversation, and giving relevant answers.

A.L.I.C.E. and variations of her, respond to the language AIML (Artificial Intelligence Markup Language) to get instruction about how to “think.” There are several implementations of this in languages such as Java, Ruby, Perl, Python, etc, including one in PHP called Program E.

Program E
Program E is a platform for running artificial intelligence robots. It is written in PHP and uses MySQL for its backend database. Program E runs bots that are written in Artificial Intelligence Markup Language or AIML.

Paul Rydell was the original author of Program E. It has since been worked on by Anne Kootstra and Icomsec. You can find Program E on Sourceforge

Try to chat with A. L. I. C. E.