Are chatbots a new AI-based features?
No. There have been conversational chatbots for decades.
Many failed attempts to create a chatbot that accurately mimics human interaction made in the past.
Professor Joseph Weizenbaum of MIT created Eliza, the first chatbot ever created, in 1966 with the intention of interacting with humans as a therapist. After Eliza,
numerous chatbots created, including a parry by American psychiatrist Kenneth Colby in 1972, a jabberwocky by developer Rollo Carpenter in 1988,
a dr. Saito by Creative Labs in 1992, and an alice by Richard Wallace in 1995.