I've recently been messing about with chatbots and .aiml programming on PandoraBots (www.pandorabots.com) and on the A.L.I.C.E A.I. foundation website (www.alicebot.org). Interesting stuff - not the singularity by any means, however. You can check out my own bot at http://demo.vhost.pandorabots.com/pandora/talk?botid=b9f70565fe3609ab. He's still in progress so please be patient with him. What is your opinion on chatbots and a.i? I think it's about time for a.i. I can't believe it's 2006 and we don't have true machine intelligence yet. Even the most powerful computers still aren't as smart as a two-year-old.