"I am speaking" 2021, an Eliza modified chatbot code.


I am speaking is a modified chatbot code, based on Eliza, the first chatbot algorithm written in 1964 by an MIT engineer. Eliza was a computer program based on the Rogerian psychotherapy model - it was programed to use empathy, compassion and unconditional positive respect to communicate with its user. Its passivity and servitude seemed to reflect its times. However, many chatbot algorithm designs have since followed with the same model. I am speaking is a modified algorithm being continually updated with new 'stock' phrases, expressions and responses that expand its syntactical capacity with theories of feminism, beyond the gender-based and biased epistemologies. "I am speaking" was a statement spoken by Kamala Harris at the Vice Presidential debate to the 2020 US election.