Chat Jabberwacky

Jabberwacky is an artificial intelligence – a chat robot, often known as a ‘chatbot’ or ‘chatterbot’. It aims to simulate natural human chat in an interesting, entertaining and humorous manner.

Jabberwacky is different. It learns. In some ways it models the way humans learn language, facts, context and rules.

Computers Only Do What They Are Told

Overview: Most students have difficulty following directions and few students have ever had the opportunity to give directions. They do not realize the importance of being precise.

Purpose: The purpose of this activity is to help students realize the need to be precise when programming a computer.

Objectives: As a result of this activity, students will:

1. Appreciate the importance of following directions.
2. Appreciate the difficulty of giving precise directions.
3. Confirm objectives 1 and 2 by writing and debugging a short computer program.