For those of you who are interested with the development, I've gotten it working (replying to random posts) on my forums: http://palgn.com/forums
(see its post from its profile here: http://palgn.com/main/profile.php?mode= ... file&u=225
Since I haven't actually worked on the actual code of the bot itself very much yet, it was pretty clear right from the start that it wasn't just a normal user replying, but instead something else. It lead to a few interesting topic on the community board
Anyways, it'll be interesting to see how other communities react to it. Even though people know its a bot, they still talk back to it once it replies to them.
Also I am close to making a system where you can enter the topic/responses (i.e. reposnses the AI makes to certain phrases, sentences) straight from the Admin Control panel. This will be great becuase currently you need to reinstall the whole thing everytime you make a change (and it takes a good 10 mins to run the install file).
Anyways. Things are looking good.
A little more info about more features on top of the stuff I've said already for the final release:
-there will be an option to turn off the AI from replying to your message (can stop using having this choice from admin panel) since it might get a tad annoying after a while - thats what one of my admins thinks - personally it loks fine to me.
-It will always response to certain words/phrases i.e. it's name or "help" or "what is" etc... which you can set from admin panel