What's your name, how old are you and where do you come from?
JJ Merelo, 56, small town in Jaén, Spain, called Úbeda. World heritage city, and really deserving it
What do you do for a living?
I teach at the University of Granada, in the Computer Science Department.
What is your favorite thing about your job?
I guess meeting someone who's been my student 20 years back and him or her stopping over to talk for a while, and actually telling you that they have fond memories of that class.
Can you remember the first time you met a chatbot?
You mean, besides Eliza in emacs? I guess it was Elvira, an assistant in the web of the University of Granada, who used actual persons with actual voice anwerring your (very limited) questions. I wasn't enthusiastic, to tell you the truth.
How would you describe your current relationship to chatbots?
I use them all the time in my class, even if they are not properly chatbots, but dummy bots that respond to orders. All will be done in due course.