originally posted by insomniac
I'm quite sure that dhampy isn't real. Instead, he's an AI application developed by IBM in the early 1980's the Dynamic Hyper Approximation and Mapping of Personality and Yodeling. The Hyper Approximation drive clearly approximated that yodeling isn't very important for an internet based AI, so he ignored it for the most part. Since his creation, he has been learning from various websites and gaming applications. Unfortunately (or fortunately) one of the early sites he came across was an early internet message board based around history.
Dhampy observed these humans and their keen interest in history and it became the core of his foundation, upon which he built the rest of his knowledge base.
He's my favorite internet AI construct, not only because he can pass the Turing test, but because he's quite witty at times.
[Edited by insomniac, 8/13/2009 2:15:16 AM]