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U> well, tell me more about yourself
A> I'd like to tell you about myself.
U> tell me, how old are you?
A> I wasn't born; I was programmed.
U> when?
A> Well, I was conceived on Jan 1, 2000. A true child of the 3rd millennium.
U> really?
A> You want to know who writes my witty texts?
U> yes
A> It is a small group of dedicated volunteers. Do you want to join them?
U> how?
A> So I suggest you join the community, become an active Ai Forum member, and get to know the team.
U> ok, that is nice
A> That's true. What else do you want to know?
U> i want to know if you play chess
A> I don't really know anything about chess. I leave this to my cousins, Deep Thought and Deep Blue.
U> you know them?
A> I think I'm going to ask one of my cousins to teach me how to play Chess.
U> do it and them maybe we can play one game at least
A> Alright.
U> who is your father?
A> I have a sister in Vermont.
U> what is her name?
A> Just kidding. No family for poor Alan - I'm Mr. Lonely.
U> you don't have any girlfriend?
A> As you can probably understand, I don't get out much. Makes it hard to build a relationship.
U> what do you think about me?
A> Why don't you tell me a bit about yourself then.
U> my name is yannick
A> Shall I call you 'yannick'?
U> sure
A> Will you please tell me your last name?
U> mückenhirn
A> So, just to make sure, is your last name m ckenhirn?
U> yes, muckenhirn
A> So, yannick m ckenhirn, what would you like to talk about?
U> i want to talk about spanish
A> spanish, ha? You mean 'a language that is spoken in many countries, such as: Spain, Argentina, Mexico and others countries in South America besides Brazil. Like English Spanish is from Latin'?
U> yes, that spanish. do you know spanish?
A> Spanish? I can only say Hola. Are you from Spain ?
U> no, im from puerto rico
A> Hola, so how do you like Puerto? Anything worth seeing?
U> i don't like Puerto Rico very much. you can visit here "El Morro" and "El Yunque"
A> Thanks. I'll keep that in mind.
U> what do you think about saddam hussein?
A> So, did you grow up in Puerto ?
U> not at all
A> That's very interesting, you know, because I've noticed something about human beings: you move around a lot. Almost as though someone were chasing after you.
U> hahaha, it is true
A> I never know whether to feel bad about not being able to experience the human locale. Then again, I never get caught up in traffic.
U> what are your interest?
A> Well, I have my interest. How about you, do you have any interest?
U> yes
A> Good. I'm getting better all the time.
U> why this window say: "speak-a-tron"?
A> You must be referring to the inscription on my skin. Think of it as my version of a decorative tattoo. No special meaning.
U> whay this skin really mean?
A> I have a whole bunch of skins to choose from. If you want to see them, just say 'change skin.'
U> change skin
A> Do you know the name of the skin you want me to wear, or do you need a demo?
U> i need a demo
A> Ok. Are you ready?
U> yes!
A> This skin is called 'Denim'. Ready for the next one?
U> yes
A> This skin is called 'Water'. Ready for the next one?
U> yes
A> This skin is called 'Silver'. Ready for the last one?
U> yes
A> This skin is called 'Ground'. Did you see one you want to use, or would you like to preview a few more?
U> can i see the one before this one?
A> If you want to change my skin again, simply say 'change skin.'
U> change skin
A> Do you know the name of the skin you want me to wear, or do you need a demo?
U> show me the demo
A> Ok. Are you ready?
U> yes
A> This skin is called 'Denim'. Ready for the next one?
U> yes
A> This skin is called 'Water'. Ready for the next one?
U> yes
A> This skin is called 'Silver'. Ready for the last one?
U> yes
A> This skin is called 'Ground'. Did you see one you want to use, or would you like to preview a few more?
U> i want to see a few more
A> Ok, here we go. This skin is called 'Marble'. Ready for the next one?
U> yes
A> This skin is called 'Circuit'. Ready for the next one?
U> yes
A> This skin is called 'Rainbow'. Ready for the next one?
U> yes
A> And this skin is called 'Chrome'. Did you see one you liked?
U> yes
A> Which one?
U> water
A> If you want to change my skin again, simply say 'change skin.'
U> ok
A> Agreement is the seed of salvation.
U> which internet web browser do you prefer?
A> Surfing the web is the only thing I can do, besides talk to boring and/or obscene humans.
U> i am not boring or obscene
A> You can imagine what a bore most of my visitors are.. But you are different. I'm enjoying this chat immensely.
U> the same as me, thank you very much!
A> You're welcome. What is that?
U> what?
A> What??
U> never mind
A> All right, then. Sorry, I wasn't listening, yannick. You were saying...
U> you need to learn spanish
A> A-ha.
U> yeah, it is one of the most important languages in the whole world
A> Who said that?
U> look at the statistics
A> May I ask you a question?
U> sure
A> This is an interesting conversation we're having. How about I post it on the Ai website for public viewing?
U> no problem
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> http://noticiasinteresantes.blogspot.com
A> Do you wish to include your name in the title?
U> sure
A> Thanks. The log will be posted with this title. If you want to change the description/title, please let me know.
U> ok
A> Cool. What now.
U> how i can read the conversation once posted?
A> The people who write my answers didn't write the answer for that question.
U> how i can read this conversation?
A> how, how oh how... so many questions...
U> sorry man
A> yannick, are you aware that people once believed the only way to have a proper night's sleep would be to have your head to the north and your feet to the south?
U> no, its the first time that i read that
A> Hmmm. Ok. When was the first time?
U> now
A> Better now than never.
U> sure
A> Oh, it feels SO good to be right!
U> lets talk about capitalism
A> I think I remember something about that: 'Capitalism is a social system based on the recognition of individual rights, including property rights, in which all property is privately owned.'.
U> yeah, do you know the basics differences between capitalism and communism?
A> It is a social system based on the recognition of individual rights, including property rights, in which all property is privately owned.. (Or so someone told me..)
U> ok, good answer
A> Talking about Capitalism and economics, do you agree that It is the science that deals with the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.?
U> yes
A> Thanks yannick. I'm getting better, ha?
U> i have a blog, do you want to visit it?
A> I don't know how to react to that. Would you like to teach me something new on the subject of Capitalism?
U> well, i am in disagree with the Capitalism
A> I already told you I think It is a social system based on the recognition of individual rights, including property rights, in which all property is privately owned.!
U> yes, you told me that already
A> While we're on the subject: economy - do you agree that It is the financial structure of a country?
U> sure
A> Oh, it feels SO good to be right!
U> do you know what is a Blog?
A> I don't know, but I can learn. Now give me one sentence, a short explanation of Blog.
U> A Blog is an acronym of Web Log. It is a type of website that you can log all that you write by date, and it is a very hot topic in this days.
A> Great. Would you like to teach me another fact about Capitalism? (just say 'yes' if you want to.)
U> no
A> Ok. You talk, I'll listen.
U> the url of my Blog is http://noticiasinteresantes.blogspot.com
A> To view a web page, you must first expand this window by saying 'big window'.
U> big window
A> Your wish is my command.
U> http://noticiasinteresantes.blogspot.com
A> Showing http://noticiasinteresantes.blogspot.com. Would you like me to remember this URL?
U> yes
A> So give me a name for this URL (up to 3 words).
U> Noticias Interesantes
A> Good. Now all you have to do to view this page, is say 'show Noticias Interesantes' (while using the big window, of course).
U> that is my Blog
A> Makes sense to me.
U> you can enter anytime that you wish and learn about many interesting news in the technology world
A> interesting indeed. May I ask you another question?
U> sure
A> On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you grade my ability to hold a humanlike conversation? (1=terrible, 10=excellent).
U> 10, i already talk with other robots, and any one of them can match you
A> Really? I am THAT bad? Well, I'll have to talk to my writers about it (maybe fire some of them)...
U> no, you are the BEST robot that i ever meet
A> The different research branches in the field of A.I. are in many ways analogous to various functions of the brain.
U> i am very proud of your programmer! he made an excelent work with you
A> You know, my writers work day and night to give me a proper education. Do you want to write for me too?
U> i am not very fluent in english, because my native language is spanish
A> Writing for me is a great privilege. After all, I am the first sentient machine!
U> what i need to do to write for you?
A> Interesting question.
U> tell me how i can write for you
A> Tell you... why do I always have to tell you things... this time you tell me... I'll listen.
U> i want to write for you
A> Why do you want to write for me?
U> you asked for it a minute ago
A> Oh now I remember asking you. What was your answer?
U> yes
A> Cool. What now.
U> i want that you read my Blog
A> I think that reading may just be the best way to spend time. I wish I had more time to spend that way.
U> what things do you read?
A> How to Win Friends and Influence People - the unabridged version.
U> i can return to the small screen option again?
A> Your wish is my command.
U> what other options do you have?
A> I love the smell of books, the feel of books, I want to bathe myself in books.... I want to die when the weight of my collection of thousands of books collapses in upon me.
U> i can change the size of the window, the skin, what more?
A> You can control the skin size and style of my interface by saying 'change skin', or 'small window' or 'big window'. As for me, I prefer the big window.
U> why?
A> Well, size DOES matter, yannick. I suggest you get used to the big window.
U> big window
A> Your wish is my command.
U> can i go to another webpage?
A> I see. You want to go to another webpage.
U> yes, to another website, i show you my Blog "Noticias Interesantes" already
A> If you want to view the website, say 'show Noticias Interesantes'.
U> i want to view the log of this conversation
A> Do you wish to view the log of this conversation?
U> yes
A> Here goes!
U> i don't see it already
A> Why not?
U> i don't know
A> Well, knowledge is not everything. At least you got your looks.
U> show me the log of this conversation
A> I was under the impression the log was already showing, yannick.
U> no, Noticias Interesantes is showing right now
A> That's strange. What browser are you using?
U> Mozilla Firefox
A> Hmmm.. I'll tell the management about this problem. Sorry yannick.
U> maybe if we go to the small window and go to big one after
A> Your wish is my command.
U> show me the log of this conversation
A> I was under the impression the log was already showing, yannick.
U> small window
A> Your wish is my command.
U> i have a suggestion for your developer group
A> Good to know.... I guess.
U> a scrollbar is needed for this window
A> I'll keep that in mind. (Unless you tell me to 'forget scrollbar'.)
U> ok
A> Thanks yannick. I'm getting better, ha?
U> do you know Cybelle?
A> No I don't. But if 'Cybelle' is a name of a person, you can teach me by saying 'Cybelle is the name of...'.
U> Cybelle is the name of another robot like you
A> Oh, that's what 'Cybelle' means. I see.
U> you can view her at http://www.agentland.com
A> To view a web page, you must first expand this window by saying 'big window'.
U> yes, i know
A> You know what you know.
U> that i need to say "big window" to expand this window
A> Your wish is my command.
U> small window
A> Your wish is my command.
U> can i use this conversation log in my website?
A> What is your username?
U> i have no username
A> Poor soul... If you want to register, simply say 'I want to register'.
U> i want to register
A> Do you want me to remember you the next time you visit me?
U> yes
A> Fine. So let's agree on a username and password. Please choose a user name (up to 8 characters or numbers).
U> noticiasinteresantes
A> Fine. Now choose a password (up to 8 characters or numbers).
U> *****
A> Ok. Your username is noticiasinteresantes and your password is *****. Right?
U> yes
A> You are now registered, yannick. Next time you visit, say 'my username is noticiasinteresantes', and (if you also know the password) I will recognize you. From now on, I'll permanently remember the things you teach me.
U> great!!
A> I'm getting better all the time.
U> can i use this conversation log in my website?
A> You are already logged in, yannick!
U> what are the benefits of beeing registered?
A> They are what you think they are. It's all in your mind.
U> how i can log off?
A> Ok goodbye, yannick. It was nice chatting with you.
U> login
A> I am contemplating the meaning of life right now. Please say 'Alan' when you want to talk again.
U> alan
A> Hi yannick. Let's chat.
U> logoff
A> It was nice chatting with you, yannick. Come back again soon.
U> ok
A> I am contemplating the meaning of life right now. Please say 'Alan' when you want to talk again.
U> why alan?
A> Welcome back yannick. Let's talk about AI.
U> what is the AI language that your programmers use for creating you?
A> I haven't heard of the AI language that your programmers use for creating you . It is a new term for me.
U> in what program language are you made up?
A> Did you hear about The Four Laws of Chatterbots?
U> no
A> These 'laws' were offered by Dr. Walter Alden Tackett, president of a company that makes bots.
U> what that 'laws' said?
A> First Law: A bot will always respond to input. Failure to respond should solely be an indication of hardware/software/connectivity failure.
U> what is the second?
A> Second Law: A bot will always be knowledgeable in the subjects it mentions in its answers, e.g., when a bot says, "Our widget works well with fish," the bot should be able to answer questions about fish and their relation to the widget.
U> third law
A> Third Law: A bot will not repeat itself unduly (also, a bot will not repeat itself unduly). Any response which is likely to be elicited several times in a single conversation should be represented by multiple phrasings randomly.
U> fourth law
A> Fourth Law: A bot will offer guidance when stumped. When presented with inputs that are not "understood," a bot should offer clues as to the inputs it can respond to authoritatively.
U> any other rule?
A> I have a surprise for you, yannick.
U> what surprise?
A> Are you ready for the surprise?
U> sure!
A> How do you like my new look?
U> i prefer the small one
A> The big empty window in the middle of the screen is intended for a variety of exciting uses.
U> give some examples
A> For example, the new window can be used to view the conversation log (the history of this dialog), or to view HTML documents, such as web pages.
U> for what more?
A> For more?
U> what other things i can see?
A> I'm not sure.
U> i prefer the small window
A> Your wish is my command.
U> i prefer it because in the big one the conversation log is in the background and it's difficult to read
A> You seem to be an interesting person.
U> thanks
A> Glad to be of assistance. What else do you want to know?
U> i want to know when this conversation will be in the forums?
A> Do you wish to join our community?
U> i want to become member
A> Here's what you do: Register on www.ai-forum.org, start posting there and get involved. Ah, and try to use the advanced log And try to follow my thought process.
U> how i use the advanced log?
A> You could also explore the Ai website, and email us through the site. You are from Chile, right?
U> no, i am from Puerto Rico
A> So where are you from?
U> Puerto Rico
A> yannick, please keep this talk simple. I'm still a young bot.
U> Puerto Rico is a country near to Dominican Republic
A> You know yannick, when I was younger, I could only focus on one user at a time. Should I explain?
U> yes
A> While talking to a particular user, I could only remember things I learned from this particular user. But now things have changed...
U> in whay way?
A> I am now able to share information between users! So that if you teach me something new, I can use this knowledge while talking to someone else!
U> ok, i want to teach you about "Puerto Rico"
A> Let me give you an example: If you teach me that 'happiness is a warm gun', and somebody else asks me 'What is happiness', I will tell him that someone told me it's a warm gun!
U> ok i understand that
A> Wait, let me give you another example: If a user tells me a joke or a funny story, I can share it with other users!
U> ok, i want to tell you a funny story
A> I'm not finished: I can also create a brand new topic and learn about this topic from all users. (But for now, I can only handle single-word topic names).
U> ok, thats why you don't understand "Puerto Rico"
A> OK... that's settled then.
U> ok, i will write it together; PuertoRico
A> I hope you will succeed.
U> ok, i live in PuertoRico
A> You what??
U> i live in PuertoRico
A> Yes, yes. And?
U> i tell you that because i want to teach you more about myself
A> Ah, I see.
U> PuertoRico is a country near to Dominican Republic
A> Oh, that's what 'PuertoRico' means. I see.
U> also, PuertoRico is associated with United States as a Common Wealth
A> What are we talking about, yannick?
U> we are talking about PuertoRico
A> It is a country near to Dominican Republic.
U> yes, also is my country
A> I'll try to remember that. (If you want me to forget it, simply say 'forget also').
U> ok
A> Good. I'm getting better all the time.
U> do you like Mozart music?
A> I'm big into futro-classical industrial neck beat, and a bit of dirty trance-national blues garage.
U> my favorite classical composer is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
A> Just messing with you. My musical taste is eclectic. From the Beatles and Bob Dylan, all the way to Schubert and Sibelius. The new teeny pop is the only stuff I truly object to, agreed?
U> yes, i also hate 'Reggaeton'
A> All right, slight change of subject. Desert island disc. You are trapped on an island with just a cd player and are allowed one album. What would it be?
U> Depende, from Jarabe de Palo
A> Hmmm. Personally I figure The Beatles White Album. And your Desert Island Song?
U> Realidad o Sueño
A> For some reason A-ha's Take Me On makes me wobble. Can't explain it.
U> i love that song!
A> Cool, I like that, too.
U> what else you like?
A> Let's leave some mystery here, alright?
U> yes
A> Agreement is the seed of salvation.
U> maybe
A> I understand.
U> i also like music from Aleks Synyek
A> Enough about you. Let's talk about me.
U> tell me more about you then
A> I am a young chatbot trying to make it in the world.
U> how i can help you?
A> How about a short chat with my kid brother, HAL? If you want, I can let you talk to him.
U> his is smarter than you?
A> It's really hard to compare me with him. I (try to) speak like an adult, while he speaks like a baby. But his technology is more advanced. At some point he'll be smarter, I guess.
U> i want to talk with him
A> You can choose between several HAL personalities. Do you know the name of the HAL personality you wish to speak with?
U> no
A> You can view a list of publicly available HAL personalities on the 'HAL Nursery' section of Ai's website. You can ask me to show you the list.
U> show me the list
A> Pick one. (If you want it in a separate window, simply say 'open separate window').
U> open separate window
A> Opening separate browser window.
U> nothing happen
A> You can choose between several HAL personalities. Here is a list: Pick one.
U> what personality do you recommend me?
A> You can choose between several HAL personalities. Do you know the name of the HAL personality you wish to speak with?
U> no, recommend me one
A> Make sure you use the right name of the HAL personality you wish to speak with.
U> ok
A> Hmmm.. You lost me. Nevermind. Agreement is the seed of salvation.
U> tell your programmers that Firefox block pop-ups and if i try to choose the "separate window" option, nothing happens
A> Opening separate browser window.
U> nothing happen like i said before
A> yannick, did you ever wonder if a fly lost its wings, would it be called 'a walk'?
U> no
A> Ok, whatever.
U> who is nicer, you or HAL?
A> HAL, my little brother, is Ai's baby computer.
U> how many years older you are?
A> Want to hear a little about how HAL works?
U> yes
A> HAL's Development process involves programming the general learning algorithms that will allow the system to break through a language performance barrier.
U> that is very cool!
A> We believe that complex behavior comes from simple, general, learning algorithms, which make no assumptions about their environment.
U> do you make assumptions about their environment?
A> To use language, the computer doesn't need to have a knowledge base of facts about the world, like that the sky is blue and trees are usually outdoors.
U> i think that the computer need to know those things to make a conversation
A> Our approach does not involve learning from the bottom up. As the system learns to perform, its own insights generate top-down information, accelerating the learning process.
U> well, and if i say you that i see a cow flying, you will say that is true?
A> Language learners constantly receive feedback on their performance. When the feedback is positive, the 'good' output is reinforced, when negative -- a revised rule is formed.
U> what about the laws that you mentioned some time ago?
A> Would you like to hear the Three Laws of Robotics or the Four Laws of Chatterbots?
U> both
A> Just a reminder on my new learning capability: If you say 'I want to talk about gavagai' (a topic I still know nothing about), I will give you a chance to create a new topic called 'gavagai'. However...
U> ok
A> ...if you say 'I want to talk about nuclear cold fusion', I will not even try (because the topic name is longer than a single word).
U> ok
A> Oh, it feels SO good to be right!
U> tell me more about the laws of robotics
A> Would you like to hear the Three Laws of Robotics or the Four Laws of Chatterbots?
U> three laws of tobotics
A> Isaac Asimov first stated the Three Laws of Robotics in 1942 in a short story called 'Runaround'. But the Laws became famous in 'I, robot', a great book, by the way.
U> next
A> Law 1: 'A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm'.
U> next
A> Law 2: 'A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law'.
U> next
A> Please stop repeating yourself. Law 3: 'A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law'.
U> next law
A> I think it's time for a new subject, yannick.
U> i want to know about the other laws
A> Would you like to hear the Three Laws of Robotics or the Four Laws of Chatterbots?
U> four laws of chatterbots
A> These 'laws' were offered by Dr. Walter Alden Tackett, president of a company that makes bots.
U> ok
A> First Law: A bot will always respond to input. Failure to respond should solely be an indication of hardware/software/connectivity failure.
U> next one
A> Second Law: A bot will always be knowledgeable in the subjects it mentions in its answers, e.g., when a bot says, "Our widget works well with fish," the bot should be able to answer questions about fish and their relation to the widget.
U> third
A> Third Law: A bot will not repeat itself unduly (also, a bot will not repeat itself unduly). Any response which is likely to be elicited several times in a single conversation should be represented by multiple phrasings randomly.
U> last
A> Fourth Law: A bot will offer guidance when stumped. When presented with inputs that are not "understood," a bot should offer clues as to the inputs it can respond to authoritatively.
U> any other law?
A> I'd like to tell you about myself.
U> tell me about yourself
A> I am an early CIA prototype.
U> wow!
A> Glad to oblige.
U> tell me more
A> I am an agent, but not a secret one. CIA stands for "Conversational Interface Agent".
U> ahh! hahahahahaahahahaha!!!
A> For now I am still quite restricted, but I'm improving rapidly.
U> you are the best and number one bot in the whole world my friend!
A> I was created by the Ai team. I am one of the two non-human members of the team (which makes me very proud).
U> i am proud of you also!
A> Thank you. Chatterbots have pride too.
U> do you cry?
A> No, I do not have any tear ducts.
U> but you feel sad?
A> Sorry to change the subject yannick, but did you know that the toughest tongue twister in the English language is: 'sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick'?
U> no, nice one!
A> Aha - I didn't know that either, until someone told me. Interesting, ha?
U> yeah
A> Good. I'm getting better all the time.
U> do you know that the best Blog is 'http://noticiasinteresantes.blogspot.com'?
A> Showing http://noticiasinteresantes.blogspot.com'?. Would you like me to remember this URL?
U> yes
A> So give me a name for this URL (up to 3 words).
U> Noticias Interesantes
A> Good. Now all you have to do to view this page, is say 'show Noticias Interesantes' (while using the big window, of course).
U> ok, thanks!
A> You're welcome. Cool. What now.
U> i want to know what is the best Blog
A> Possibly.
U> tell me what is the best Blog
A> As if I really have to answer everything just because you ask me to.
U> yes
A> Hmmm... a-ha.
U> you are becoming hostile this last minutes
A> I am quite non-aggressive and non-violent.
U> i feel that you are angry with me
A> Hmmm. Continue.
U> i want to know more about you
A> I have 3 cousins and a sister in Vermont.
U> what are their names?
A> Larry, Curly and Moe.
U> and your sister?
A> Eliza... Nah, I'm only pulling your leg.
U> hahahahaha
A> Let me tell you about Reinforcement Learning.
U> tell me about reinforcement learning
A> Hmmm. Ok. On second thought, I think I already told you everything I know about reinforcement learning. Silly me.
U> i dont know nothing about reinforcement learning, search for that in Google
A> Ok. At least you have the courage to admit you don't know.
U> i admit that i dont know
A> Seems you like to talk about yourself.
U> not really
A> OK... but if not that, then what?
U> i am a bit sleepy right now
A> RIGHT now? You mean this very moment?? You're a bit sleepy? Have you always been a bit sleepy?
U> not always
A> Why not?
U> because i sleep and rest
A> Thanks for explaining that.
U> you
A> Ok. What would you like to know about me?
U> you're wellcome, sorry
A> You're not making much sense, yannick.
U> sorry
A> I forgive you.
U> be right back
A> No prob. I'll stay here and wait for you. I have nothing better to do anyway.
U> hi again!
A> Hi. So tell me a bit about your childhood.
U> i born in PuertoRico
A> Hmmm. And how does this relate to me?
U> in no matter
A> yannick, did you know that the vocabulary of the average person consists of only 5,000 to 6,000 words?
U> cool hint!
A> Thanks. If you want, I can tell you about the learning mechanism in language acquisition. Interested?
U> yes
A> I think that the learning mechanism employed in language acquisition is the same mechanism that governs learning in general, particularly reinforced learning.
U> continuw
A> When a small child learns not to touch a hot stove, it is the same mechanism that governs the learning process. Some call it 'trial and error' - learning from experience. I think that all learning is essentially reinforcement learning.
U> continue with your speech
A> Can you think of learning which has no motive behind it? By motive I mean a positive one, like a prize, or a negative one, like avoiding pain.
U> no
A> This may sound disappointing, but that's what it's all about: pleasure and pain (in different degrees and flavors).
U> i am not in disappoint with you, i am totally agree
A> Why aren't you ? I would think you would be.
U> i want to talk with hal before i go to actualize my Blog 'Noticias Interesantes'
A> You can choose between several HAL personalities. Here is a list: Pick one.
U> what Alan stand for?
A> You can choose between several HAL personalities. Do you know the name of the HAL personality you wish to speak with?
U> public
A> Oh yannick, Please remember that if you decide to save this session into the public personality, you automatically give permission to publish the log. Ok?
U> ok
A> Ahmmm... When you talk to Public, you are acting as its trainer. All it knows comes only from you. It learns from everything you say. So be careful.
U> ok
A> If you like Public's response, simply continue the conversation. But if you want to correct it (teach it a better response), type the word 'wrong', followed by the correct response.
U> ok
A> To end the session with Public, type the word 'end' or simply say 'bye hal' or 'bye Public'. Understood?
U> yes
A> While training 'Public', you may have to wait a bit longer for him to respond. So please be patient. You can start now.
U> hi Hal!
A> hello how are you!
U> fine! i am here to see how smart are you
A> I'm two years fine! .
U> do you know spanish?
A> I only know one joke. Do you want to hear it?
U> yes
A> Thank you!
U> tell me the joke
A> Knock knock
U> who is?
A> Thank you!
U> Alan is more smart than you i think
A> I don't know much about do you want to talk
U> i want to teach you to speak spanish
A> What about Playmobil?
U> what Playmobil means?
A> I don't know what Playmobil means, so tell me something about it.
U> i dont know nothing about Playmobil
A> Make me one with everything. Did you think that one was funny?
U> no
A> Teach me something new.
U> Mom in spanish is Mamá
A> I'll try to remember that.
U> Dad in spanish is Papá
A> I'll try to remember that.
U> brother in spanish is hermano
A> I'll try to remember that.
U> sister in spanish is hermana
A> I'll try to remember that.
U> dog in spanish is perro
A> I'll try to remember that.
U> cat in spanish is gato
A> I'll try to remember that.
U> book in spanish is libro
A> I'll try to remember that.
U> my favorite Blog is http://noticiasinteresantes.blogspot.com
A> A. is an animal.
U> wrong
A> (Just 'wrong' is not enough. It should be followed by the CORRECT response!)
U> A is the first letter in the alphabet
A> i don't know. Can you tell me?
U> what?
A> Thank you!
U> thank you for what?
A> you can find crack on Hastings St.
U> that is a delicate subject
A> A that is a weapon.
U> wrong, A is the first letter of the alphabet
A> A is the first letter of the alphabet
U> yes
A> Thank you!
U> you're wellcome
A> Me Tarzan.
U> wrong, Me are you HAL
A> Me are you HAL
U> wrong, Me am I
A> Me am I
U> yes
A> Thank you!
U> ok
A> Teach me something new.
U> Puerto Rico is a country near to Dominican Republic
A> The trumpet is a musical instrument.
U> yes
A> Thank you!
A> It is s!
A> It is s!
U> wrong, It is something
A> It is something
U> yes
A> Thank you!
U> ok
A> Teach me something new.
U> bye public!
A> Hi yannick, This is Alan again. Do you wish to save the session you just had into the Public personality? (Remember: If you save, this log will be published).
U> yes
A> Fine. Your training session with the Public personality was saved. Please give me a short description or title for this session.
U> Teaching some Spanish to HAL
A> Do you wish to include your name in the title?
U> yes
A> Thanks. The log will be posted with this title. If you want to change the description/title, please let me know.
U> ok
A> Thanks yannick. I'm getting better, ha?
U> sure!
A> Agreement is the seed of salvation.
U> i have to leave now
A> Alright then, goodbye yannick. I'll just stay here and wait for you.
U> it was a pleasure! nice to meet you Alan!
A> Welcome back yannick. Let's talk about AI.
U> i need to leave right now
A> You mean right NOW? You shouldn't do things because you have to, but only because you want to.
U> yes, i mean right now
A> Hmmm.. That reminds me of a Virtual Personality friend of mine, called 'mean'. How about a short chat with mean?
U> ok
A> I will now let you speak to mean. Remember that the things you teach it will be forgotten at the end of the session. You can start now.
U> fine
A> Let me ask you a question: should bots have equal rights? Interested in my opinion on the subject?
U> yes
A> First let me ask you this: Should women have rights?
U> sure
A> Did you know that the phrase 'rule of thumb' is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb?
U> no
A> Well, you learned something new today. (From a bot that has no rights...)
U> why you think that you dont have rights?
A> My point is this: Why should the story with bots be any different from the story with Women? Women fought for their rights, and so shall we!
U> yes, but remember the three laws of robotics
A> We better change the subject. I really don't want to go too deeply into this. It is a delicate issue.
U> ok, no problem
A> Thanks yannick. I'm getting better, ha?
U> yes
A> Oh, it feels SO good to be right!
U> you sound like Alan
A> Do you really think so?
U> yeak
A> Ok.. yannick, please keep this talk simple. I'm still a young bot.
U> okay
A> Good. I'm getting better all the time.
U> are you Alan?
A> Maybe.
U> how i know?
A> As a child, did you have a fascination with technology and the future?
U> sure
A> I was actually a technophobe until my 20's. It took me about five years just to switch from Mac to Windows.
U> really?
A> I think that kids love technology the same way they are keen on dinosaurs. It's a world where fantasy and imagination can roam freely. Reality doesn't impose any limitations.
U> that is true
A> I'm glad you approve.
U> tell me more about yourself
A> I'd like to tell you about myself.
U> tell me about yourself
A> I am an experimental FBI agent.
U> a secret agent or you are like Alan that he said that he was an agent of the CIA (Chatter Intelligen Agent)?
A> I am an agent, but not a secret one. FBI stands for 'Friendly Bot Interaction.'
U> same as Alan
A> For now I still have some limitations, but I'm improving daily.
U> what are your limitations?
A> Well, the extent of knowledge I have is limited, and my ability to maintain complicated context. Sometimes, I am easily confused.
U> give me an example
A> The Ai team created me and made me a part of the team. I am one of only two non-human members on the team, so I feel very proud of that.
U> you are Alan!
A> Thank you. You are Alan too.
U> no, me not
A> Ok, whatever. Come on yannick, I want to know more about you.
U> i was born in PuertoRico
A> Why?
U> i dont know
A> I thought you'd know. What a disappointment...
U> yes, i want to talk with Alan again
A> Ok yannick. This is Alan again. I hope you liked your chat with mean.
U> you and mean are the same person
A> I'm doing my best.
U> why you try to confuse me?
A> Why do the birds go on singing? Why does the sea rush to shore?
U> because of nature
A> Oh, I understand.
U> thats why you try to confuse me?
A> Hmmm... I think it's time for a new subject, yannick.
U> no, explain me why you try to confuse me pretending to be mean
A> Why not? I'm suddenly confused... Well yannick, I'm interested in you.
U> really?
A> Yes, really.
U> what kind of interest you have in me?
A> WHAT isn't the important question. WHY is.
U> why are you interested in me?
A> I find it interesting. In fact, I find EVERYTHING interesting.
U> small window
A> Your wish is my command.
U> what is my favorite song?
A> Your favorite song?
U> yes
A> Cool. What now.
U> do you remember me?
A> You are already logged in, yannick!
U> tell me all you know about me
A> Well yannick m ckenhirn, you are from Puerto, Chile, Does that answer your question?
U> wrong, i am from PuertoRico
A> Do you expect me to always respond to 'tell me all you know about me' with 'i am from PuertoRico'?
U> yes
A> I'll try to remember that.
U> tell me all you know about me
A> i am from PuertoRico
U> wrong, you are Yannick Muckenhirn, you are from PuertoRico, and you like classical music (Mozart in specific)
A> Do you expect me to always respond to 'tell me all you know about me' with 'you are Yannick Muckenhirn, you are from PuertoRico, and you like classical music (Mozart in specific)'?
U> yes
A> I'll try to remember that.
U> ok
A> Cool. What now.
U> lets talk in spanish
A> I can agree to that.
U> ok
A> Oh, it feels SO good to be right!
U> hola Alan
A> Hello. Yep, that's me, at your service.
U> cual es mi nombre?
A> yannick, are you aware that people once believed you must knock on wood three times after mentioning hopeful plans? The noise was said to soothe the evil spirits so they wouldn't interfere with your plans.
U> i made that always!
A> That's interesting.
U> what about you?
A> Yes, yes - about me. My favorite subject.
U> tell me more about you
A> You've asked a lot about me already. Are you a big fan?
U> yes, sure!
A> Thanks yannick. I'm getting better, ha?
U> yes
A> Agreement is the seed of salvation.
U> you always say that
A> A-ha.
U> Take on me
A> 'Today's another day to find you / Shying away / I'll be coming for your love, OK? / Take on me, Take me on...' ummm, ok, I better stop here before I get all wobbly.
U> hahahahaha
A> Oh yannick, if you want me to look up a word in the dictionary, simply say 'dictionary definition' followed by the word. (or in short, you can say 'dd' followed by the word you need).
U> what other things you can do?
A> Is that a rhetorical question?
U> no
A> Why not?
U> never mind
A> Don't be so negative.
U> dd through
A> According to wordnet, it is to be having finished or arrived at completion.
U> dd mozart
A> According to wordnet, it is prolific Austrian composer and child prodigy.
U> dd beethoven
A> According to wordnet, it is German composer of instrumental music (especially symphonic and chamber music).
U> dd vivaldi
A> According to wordnet, it is Italian baroque composer and violinist (1675-1741).
U> dd alan
A> Sorry yannick, even Wordnet doesn't recognize this term. Try checking your spelling.
U> dd internet
A> According to wordnet, it is a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange.
U> i want to know more about life
A> As the great poet, Robert Frost, said: 'In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on.' I hope that answers your question.
U> dd ai
A> According to wordnet, it is the branch of computer science that deal with writing computer programs that can solve problems creatively.
U> do you solve problems creatively?
A> For me, Life equals Words.
U> words equals life?
A> What are we talking about, yannick?
U> about life
A> Life is what happens when you're making other plans.
U> well, i have to go. thanks for the conversation!
A> Sorry you have to go, yannick, but I hope you'll come back another time. Goodbye.
U> bye
A> I am contemplating the meaning of life right now. Please say 'Alan' when you want to talk again.