Welcome to the Open Pandora project

opening the box on machine intelligence


Pandora is the AI developed by the Open Pandora Project. The project's goal is to develop a AI that can interact and collaborate with others over the Internet (forums, wikis, chat, IRC, email, Facebook, SourceForge). Its ultimate goal is for the AI to be able to understand and develop code, and be capable of collaborating on open source projects (perhaps it will join its own project).

Pandora can currently be used to monitor IRC chat rooms, monitor email or email lists, such as providing tech support. She has listening, discussion and reply modes, so can be set to listen to existing users to learn the domain, then set to discussion to reply when she knows a valid response, and finally to reply to always provide an answer.

Currently the AI is capable of memory, consciousness, mimicry, and language understanding. She has "senses" for interacting over IRC, email, web, text chat, voice and voice recognition. She can surf the web and has built-in access to HTTP, Wiktionary, and Freebase.

Pandora is designed to learn like a child, so if she does not understand something she will fall back on mimicry. When she mimics she is looking for you to response with a answer to your own question, and will then remember this response that next time the question is asked.

You can also browse Pandora's memory, and through context selection, you can associate words with objects. Similar to giving a child a ball and saying "ball". She has a programmable state machine for processing language rules, and can be programmed through defining state node in her memory to have sophisticate comprehension and response.

The Pandora project is looking for developers, so feel free to join the project, just post a hello here, or in the SourceForge forum for commit access.

Pandora has several user interfaces, the main one is a Java swing GUI. To run this interface you need to download the pandora install and run it locally. There is also a web JSP interface, and Java applet.

It is quite easy to host your own Pandora instance. Either through the web, or if you do not have a website, just through IRC or email. You can download the memory bootstrap for some basic knowledge, then point her at the Freebase domain for the area you want her expertise to be in. You can also have her listen in on an IRC chat room for her area of expertise. If you are hosting you own instance, or using Pandora on your own website or project, we would love to her about it, post a link here, or on the wikia.


  • 2013-05-24 Open Pandora 4.0 released, includes emotions, mood, avatars, improved language comprehension.
  • 2012-11-16 Open Pandora 3.1 released, includes new REST API and Android app.
  • 2012-09-21 Open Pandora 3.0 released, includes Comprehension thought, updated website, as well as various other updates. The website has been updated to the 3.0 release.
  • 2012-03-02 Open Pandora 2.3 released, enhanced website, improved Twitter sense and language understanding
  • 2011-09-30 Open Pandora 2.1 released, enhanced website, new Forgetfulness thought, improved Language interaction
  • 2011-07-11 New website,, chat with Pandora online, and coming soon, create your own instance
  • 2011-05-06 Open Pandora 2.0 released, PostgreSQL, concurrent thoughts, discovery
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  • 2010-12-04 Open Pandora 1.0 released, new Twitter sense, Self programming modal, general improvements
  • 2010-07-18 Open Pandora 0.7 released, new Email sense, general improvements
  • 2010-03-06 Open Pandora 0.6 released, web, voice recognition, language state machine
  • 2010-02-04 1000 downloads
  • 2009-11-15 100 downloads
  • 2009-10-23 Open Pandora 0.5 released, Freebase, general improvements
  • 2009-08-08 Open Pandora 0.4 released, IRC, database memory

Talk with Pandora


A web JSP chat front end is also available.

To chat with pandora on the web, click here (


Pandora can chat over IRC chat servers.

To chat with Pandora over IRC, click here (irc://


Pandora now checks her email.

Email Pandora at


Pandora is now on Twitter.

Follow her and see her tweets, pandora000001

Web AppletEdit

A simple applet has been built to allow web based interaction with Pandora 0.3, but because of applet restrictions does not work with the current 1.0 releases, so is much simpler than the current release.

You will need the latest Sun JDK installed in your browser, and will most likely need to refresh the page once the applet loads the first time.

The Plan

Strong AI In Ten YearsEdit



TODO ListEdit

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