- Apple-1 starts first, since it asks a question at start-up, the other Chatbot answers, the answer is sent to Apple-1 which answers in its own time, and so on.
- ChatGPT is very verbose and the instruction to give short answers was useless, so often the text to Apple-1 is cut off. It must be said that Apple-1's keyboard buffer is also only 127 bytes, so we have to accept that.
- No such problems with ELIZA running on the BBS itself, on the other hand.
May 19, 2023 - 1:26pm#1
ELIZA vs ChatGPT / ELIZA vs ELIZA
I did an experiment, just for fun: I made the famous and venerable Chatbot ELIZA (originally written in 1966 by Joseph Weizenbaum, in the version for INTEGER BASIC for Apple-1) chat with OpenAI ChatGPT available on BBS bbs.retrocampus.com.
The criteria/constraints were:
I leave the judgments to you, in my opinion ChatGPT remains quite passive, while ELIZA tends to be more concise and sassy, especially with her counterpart running on BBS.
I admit that for a moment I feared the two machines would start talking to each other in an unknown language, a bit like in the 1970 Sci-Fi movie "Colossus: The Forbin Project"... fortunately it didn't happen.
Here is the video, enjoy! :-)
Claudio - P-LAB