Even though it wasn't enough to break that barrier, the 29 percent was a good showing for Goostman. A regular at the more famous Turing test event, the Loebner prize, Goostman has never taken home first place. But he does have a lot of unique attributes; unlike his colleagues, Goostman has a fixed personality. He is always a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy with a guinea pig. His father is always a gynecologist. It's a different approach than the one most chatbots take, where social media or past conversations are mined to act human, and even if it didn't definitively pass as intelligent, it looks like it paid off.