It was written as an entry in the 1998 Loebner Competition, where it won third place out of six entries. Two judges even gave it a higher score than they gave some human confederates!
Feel free to chat with my program. Just try to have a natural conversation, about five minutes long. The competition was held in Australia, so pretend you're in Sidney! (Also pretend you don't know Brian's name, or anything about him except that he's in Sidney.)
You can also download BRIAN to chat with him on your local MacOS computer, just as in the contest.
Click here to begin!