The program would "converse" with the user as if it were a psychologist, though most of its responses were along the lines of "WHY DO YOU FEEL THAT WAY?" rather than any sort of complicated interaction. (When confronted with a phrase it could not understand, it would often reply with something such as "THAT'S NOT MY PROBLEM".) Dr. Sbaitso would repeat text out loud that was typed after the word "SAY". Repeated swearing or abusive behavior on the part of the user would cause Dr. Sbaitso to "break down" in a "PARITY ERROR" before resetting himself.
The program would introduce itself with the following lines: Example:
HELLO [UserName], MY NAME IS DOCTOR SBAITSO. I AM HERE TO HELP YOU. SAY WHATEVER IS IN YOUR MIND FREELY, OUR CONVERSATION WILL BE KEPT IN STRICT CONFIDENCE. MEMORY CONTENTS WILL BE WIPED OFF AFTER YOU LEAVE, SO, TELL ME ABOUT YOUR PROBLEMS.
The program was designed to showcase the digitized voices the cards were able to produce, though the quality was far from lifelike. Its AI engine was likely based on something similar to the ELIZA algorithm.
- "Dr. Sbaitso Was My Only Friend.". X-Entertainment. 2006-10-04. Retrieved 2010-02-26.
- "Dr. Sbaitso". Home of the Underdogs. Retrieved 2010-02-26.
- "Dr. Sbaitso Online". OneWeakness. Retrieved 2013-08-26.
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