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FlackBot (whose name was inspired by this app) is a chat bot for the Stack Exchange network of chat sites. It currently hangs out in the Sandbox but it it designed for the Ask Ubuntu General Room. It is capable of understanding quite a few commands and those commands resemble a natural form of English. Here are some examples:

George: @flackbot What is the current time?
FlackBot: The current UTC time is Wed, 08 June 2011 17:33:34 GMT
George: @flackbot find user george
FlackBot: http://askubuntu.com/users/5/George-Edison
George: @flackbot lookup bootloader
FlackBot: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bootloader

He's available during daylight hours, so if you want, you can head on over to the sandbox and talk to him then.


Closed source for now.


No download obviously. You can visit him here.


I can be contacted at admin@quickmediasolutions.com


Written in C++ (using Qt) and JavaScript.

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+1 This is really cool George... I wish the source were open :) –  Fosco Jun 8 '11 at 18:44
@Fosco: Well... me too. I will do my best to make this happen - currently some proprietary API keys are what's holding up the project from going open source. –  Nathan Osman Jun 8 '11 at 18:47
Nice work!!!!!!! –  Pekka 웃 Jun 8 '11 at 20:22
pretty cool stuff –  Sathya Jul 3 '11 at 18:03
How did you code that? –  daviesgeek Sep 9 '11 at 5:23

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