I used to run THE FLASH BBS, a bulletin board used from multiple countries. One of the programs for it was an AI answering machine for when the users paged the sysop. It would key off keywords and answer the pager with edible pre programmed responses. It logged the conversations and was a lot of fun when you read the log and saw how long it took them to realize they were talking to a machine. There were multiple responses to each key word. I have not seen anything similar after the web took over the computers communications. It would be a great shareware program to use on the instant messengers. I would like to interest a programmer to program something similar.
Robert Ratliff firstname.lastname@example.org