December 15, 2016 - No Comments!

Do you remember Dr. Sbaitso?


or should I first ask, do you remember DOS?

Since I was a child, I've watched the development of computers. DOS was the only language we could communicate with the computer - but we learned even that to be able to play games in the computer.

I don't believe anyone would even bother to type anything in this black window with this blinking text-mark... (well, except IT managers and system workers who probably also grew up speaking DOS language).

My first encounter with Dr.Sbaitso

Growing up in the 90's had its magic. It was times when people actually met and spent time together. I went to my friend's house to see the new games she got, one of them was Dr.Sbaitso - not really a game, but for us as kids, it surely was.

It was my first encounter with an artificial intelligence software and I was so excited. Although its responses where in very digitized voice, we've had a lot of fun, at least in the first few times, until we realized the responses were quite repetitive.

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 repeated text out loud that was typed after the word "SAY". Repeated swearing or abusive behavior on the part of the user caused Dr. Sbaitso to "break down" in a "PARITY ERROR" before resetting itself. -Wikipedia

One of my "Really?!" moments

These are 2 interesting facts I just discovered in the Wiki page:

1.The name Dr. Sbaitso was an acronym for Sound Blaster Artificial Intelligent Text to Speech Operator

2. The program was designed to showcase the digitized voices the cards were able to produce, though the quality was far from lifelike.

Tell me about your problems

Meet Dr.Sbaitso online, no installation needed.

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