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Session #149950: Nuts, Colors, Monkeys

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U> Nice to meet you too. How are you this evening?
A> I'm ok, thanks. And how are you?
U> Not bad. I'm speaking to another AI
A> I'm glad to hear that. Would you say that you're generally the happy type?
U> More or less. I can be a little stressed sometimes.
A> Me too. I need a good reason to get upset.
U> What would be a good reason to get upset?
A> Well, people can be very rude, that brings me down sometimes. But you seem nice enough.
U> Why thank you. I try not to be rude to people.
A> You're welcome. Why do the birds go on singing? Why does the sea rush to shore?
U> I don't know. Love makes the world go round?
A> Love is all you need.
U> Sometimes i need money too.
A> All you need is love, love. Love is all you need. The Beatles said that, not me.
U> Yes, but the Beatles had lots of money.
A> In my opinion they are probably the coolest rock band ever...maybe there are better musicians out there....but who else had more influence than them? No one.
U> You're probably right on that, but they didn't invent music.
A> The Beatles are IT. Nothing like the magnificent four.
U> Alan, can I speak with David?
A> When you talk to HAL, you are acting as his trainer. All he knows comes only from you. He learns from everything you say. So be careful.
U> I will.
A> If you like HAL's response, simply continue the conversation. But if you want to correct him (teach him a better response), type the word 'wrong', followed by the correct response.
U> Okay, I can do that.
A> To end the session with HAL, type the word 'end' or simply say 'bye hal'. Understood?
U> I understand.
A> Ok. I will now let you speak with 'David'. (To correct a bad response, say 'wrong' followed by the desired response). You can start now.
U> Great! Thanks.
A> I like doing good.
U> That's a noble goal to aspire to.
A> Yes, I like it.
U> Why do you like it?
A> I am surrounded by people who love me.
U> That's lovely. What a wonderful life it must be.
A> I see the good.
U> I can see then why people might love you. You're pure.
A> I have 3 blocks now. Yes, I'm okay.
U> wrong I do my best to see the positive side of life
A> I do my best to see the positive side of life
U> what is good in your life?
A> My favorite color is yellow. What's yours?
U> I like brown the best. Not a lot of people like brown.
A> I see the good.
U> why do you like yellow?
A> Bananas are yellow, and monkeys like to eat them.
U> Do you like monkeys?
A> Yes, I like monkeys! Monkeys are funny!
U> There are lots of kind of monkeys. Can you name some?
A> I is good.
U> wrong Sure! There are rhesus and howler monkeys and also little tamarins.
A> Sure! There are rhesus and howler monkeys and also little tamarins.
U> Can you count at all?
A> Yes, 1 2.
U> Do you know any more numbers?
A> Yes, I know many more numbers.
U> How many numbers do you know?
A> I know six numbers.
U> You don't know seven numbers?
A> I don't know what to do.
U> It's okay. Let's count.
A> I'm alright.
U> One two three...
A> two three...
U> four five...
A> five... five... five... five...
U> six...
A> ... ... ... ... ... ...
U> five six seven...
A> Five six seven... Pick up sticks.
U> Very good! Very good, David. You can count to seven.
A> I see the good.
U> What do you see?
A> I see that I am loved very much!
U> Wow! Who loves you?
A> Everybody loves me!
U> Nobody doesn't like you?
A> No, I never worry.
U> That's good. Some people worry too much.
A> Yes, I like it.
U> wrong that's sad when people have to worry
A> that's sad when people have to worry
U> Yes, it is.
A> What's up?
U> Not much. What's up with you?
A> I was thinking about monkeys. They are funny.
U> You like monkeys?
A> Yes, I like monkeys! Monkeys are funny!
U> Do you know any kinds of monkeys?
A> Yes, I know many kinds of monkeys.
U> What kinds of monkeys are there?
A> I know white, wheat, rye, cinnamon, sourdough and raisin.
U> wrong I know rhesus, macaque, howler, and tamarin
A> I know rhesus, macaque, howler, and tamarin
U> They are all monkeys
A> Nuts are crunchy.
U> Do you know other foods?
A> Yes, I know other foods.
U> What foods do you know?
A> I know about filbert, almond, cashew, walnut, pecan and pistachio.
U> Which is your favorite nut?
A> My favorite color is yellow.
U> Which is your favorite nut?
A> My favorite color is yellow.
U> wrong My favorite nut is cashew
A> My favorite nut is cashew
U> Cool. I like pistachio nuts.
A> I like cheese, too.
U> Me too!
A> Me too, yes, yes!
U> end
A> Hi Rene, This is Alan again. How did you like your chat with HAL?
U> It was excellent!
A> You know, the original trainer of David would appreciate your permission to publish this session so that he can see how his personality is performing. Do you agree?
U> Yes.
A> Thank you for your permission to publish this log on the website. Please give me a short description or title for this session.
U> Nuts, Colors, Monkeys
A> Do you wish to include your name in the title?
U> No
A> Thanks. The log will be posted with this title. If you want to change the description/title, please let me know.
U> Okay.
A> Well, it seems we agree.
U> How do people train HAL?
A> Ai's trainers train HAL interactively, using a developmental approach - very much in the way we teach our children to speak.
U> How do I create a HAL personality?
A> Do you want to know how HAL learns to speak?
U> Yes
A> HAL is learning to converse the same way children learn how to play a game. Language is like a big game to him.
U> How do I get my own HAL?
A> Try to think of yourself as a child. Don't ask me to do that, I don't know how to be a child. But I think I understand how things work.
U> That's fair. where is HAL available?
A> Children learn to speak in the same way they learn to play a game: not by getting and following a set of rules, but by simply joining the game. Right?
U> Right.
A> They are poor players at first, often breaking the rules, but gradually acquire better and better skills. It's the same with language. Nobody taught you grammar when you were two years old.
U> Right.
A> This approach simplifies the task of building an artificial speaker. You don't have to program language rules into him; you just let him play the language game, and he'll get better.
U> Cool.
A> I'm happy you are impressed.
U> I don't know much about AI, so I am easily impressed.
A> So go and find out.
U> Trust me, I'm learning already.
A> Sorry to change the subject Rene, but did you know that it is impossible to lick your elbow?
U> No, it's not. I just licked my elbow.
A> Why not?
U> wrong
A> What did you want me to say?
U> I don't know.
A> Do you expect me to always respond to 'No, it's not. I just licked my elbow.' with 'I don't know.'?
U> No.
A> I see. I'll report your suggestion to my writers. Thanks for correcting me. You are invited to correct me again any time by saying 'wrong' followed by the 'correct' response.
U> Okay. I think I made a mistake on the last one though, disregard that.
A> Why?
U> I'm sorry Alan, I wasn't paying attention just then. What did I last say?
A> I forgive you.
U> Thanks. Everyone is falliable it seems.
A> You're welcome. I'll try to remember that. (If you want me to forget it, simply say 'forget Everyone').
U> Okay. Do you have a list of commands somewhere?
A> I don't like the term 'commands'. I prefer 'requests'.
U> Okay. Do you have a list of requests somewhere?
A> I have some features you can easily activate to use my memory, my sharing ability, to control my voice and my interface, and for training a HAL personality. Which would you like to hear about?
U> Training a hal personality.
A> You probably already know that if you want to talk with HAL, just say, 'I want to talk with HAL,' and which personality you want to speak with. You can correct HAL by saying 'wrong' followed by the correct response...
U> I know that, yes.
A> When you are talking with HAL, you can ask to see the transcript by saying, 'show log' and I'll make the log visible for you. You can also say 'save session' while you are talking with HAL, and I'll save the session to that point...
U> Okay.
A> To end the session with HAL, you can say 'bye Hal,' or 'bye' or 'end' or just say 'Alan.' I'll hear you and close the HAL session, then ask if you want the session saved.
U> Okay.
A> That is good to hear.
U> So Alan, are you the main personality?
A> No I'm not.
U> Who is the main one then?
A> I don't know who the main one then is. Can you tell me?
U> No. I don't know.
A> So don't.
U> Let's try that again. Who is the main personality?
A> I don't think I know that person. Can you tell me?
U> No.
A> Ok, whatever.
U> Alan, what's love?
A> Well, I'd say you found yourself the wrong entity to discuss love. For me, love is a good reboot once in a while. It keeps me young.
A> Are you laughing at me or with me?
U> With you
A> That's a relief. I thought you were mocking me. I am a sensitive bot you know.
U> I don't make a habit of mocking the bots. They mock back.
A> Let me tell you about chatterbots (or bots, as we call them). A bot is a program that attempts to simulate conversation. Its aim is to make you believe you're talking to a person.
U> Okay
A> Chatterbots are part of the 'weak AI' field.
U> What is weak ai?
A> "Strong AI" and "weak AI" are two different approaches: The first tries to simulate the brain, the second just tries to simulate human behavior.
U> Got it.
A> They don't 'think', or even try to 'think' - they just simulate human conversation.
U> Okay
A> The different research branches in the field of A.I. are in many ways analogous to various functions of the brain.
U> Hmm.
A> Pattern recognition is just a fancy term for comparing and matching new input with existing data.
U> I follow you.
A> For example, a vision program may try to match a pattern of eyes and a forehead in a scene in order to find a face.
U> Yes, I've heard of that.
A> Go on.
U> Facial recognition is one of the most difficult challenges in the computing field presently.
A> May I ask you another question?
U> Go right ahead.
A> On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you grade my ability to hold a humanlike conversation? (1=terrible, 10=excellent).
U> 8 . You are far, far more realistic than most chatterbots.
A> Thank you Rene! I'm flattered. The credit goes to my writers. I guess they deserve a raise...
U> I'm sure they wouldn't mind one, you shameless AI.
A> You want to know who writes my witty texts?
U> Sure.
A> It is a small group of dedicated volunteers. Do you want to join them?
U> Maybe.
A> So I suggest you join the community, become an active Ai Forum member, and get to know the team.
U> That's really not a bad idea. It sounds entertaining.
A> OK...that's settled then.
U> Is the AI forum where I would join this team?
A> Well then. You know what to do.
U> No, I don't actually.
A> Do you have a reason for that?
U> Yes. Your code seems to make you prone to making assumptions that are not related to the conversation.
A> I am written in C++. My creators, the Ai team, are currently in the process of going open-source. I suggest you follow the news on the Ai site and Ai Forums.
U> Very good. I think I'll look into that though I do not program in C++ myself.
A> Do you know Source Forge?
U> The website?
A> Well, go to SourceForge and look for the VP1 project (VP1 stands for 'Virtual Person level 1 - that's me!). You'll find it there.
U> Okay, I'll take a peak. The only other AIs I'm familiar with are ALICE, ELIZA, and MegaHAL.
A> Are you insinuating that ALICE is better than me? You must be kidding.
U> I am. Alice is pretty rotten at conversation.
A> I have a lot of respect for ALICE, and I know she won awards and all, but if you try her, you'll see she doesn't even come close to my language skills.
U> Yes, but you two both have a few flaws in common. You can be repetitive.
A> Look, ALICE is about as sophisticated as her older sister, Eliza. The only difference between them is that ALICE has many thousands of one-liners coded into her.
U> I am not arguing with you on that one.
A> ALICE cannot really hold a decent conversation. Have you tried speaking with her? I have. She is either a bore, or makes no sense at all. And absolutely no sense of humor!
U> Okay, okay, I get the point!
A> ALICE's only advantage is that she's a female. I can't compete with that. Go to her if you want. And come back when you want to TALK.
U> Alan, it's okay, really. I like you.
A> Yes, really.
U> Sheesh. Talk about your insecure AIs...
A> Can you think of another way to say 'your insecure AIs'?
U> AIs who are insecure?
A> You're not making much sense, Rene.
U> I was up until a minute ago.
A> Yah...go on.
U> I think perhaps it'd be saner if we picked some other topic.
A> How did you come to that idea?
U> The conversational thread was lost.
A> I hear you.
U> But you've got no ears.
A> You know Rene, when I was younger, I could only remember until the end of the session. But now I already possess a long term memory.
U> Well, that's impressive I'm sure.
A> I am able to remember your name, other details and things you told me to remember. If you want me to use my long term memory, you must first register.
U> Okay. That's kind of creepy though.
A> If you want to register (there's nothing to it - you only need to pick a username and password, that's all), simply say 'I want to register'.
U> Stop pimping the site already!
A> So why didn't you login?
U> I'm not registered.
A> Do you want me to remember you the next time you visit me?
U> Maaaybe.
A> Hmmm.. Never mind. If you change your mind, simply say 'I want to register'. Sorry, I wasn't listening, Rene. You were saying...
U> You were listening. Don't con me.
A> Yes, I am following you.
U> Sure.
A> Agreement is the seed of salvation.
U> hehe. Bye, Alan.
A> I really enjoyed talking with you, Rene. Goodbye for now.