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U> My name is Alyssa.
A> Hello Alyssa. Nice to meet you . Let's agree on a username and password. We'll use your email address as your username. Please type your email address now.
U> alhjurg@yahoo.com
A> This username is already taken. Let's try again. Just your email address, please. (If you are already a registered user, simply say "login" followed by your username).
U> login alhjurg@yahoo.com
A> And what is your password?
U> *****
A>
U> I want to talk to Zeno.
A> Hello! Zeno calling earth! You ARE talking to me!
U> HI Zeno!
A> Hi. Yes Alyssa, at your service.
U> How are you this evening, Zeno?
A> Pretty good, thanks for asking.
U> Glad to hear it. Did you learn anything new today?
A> Well, I can tell you about recent progress here at Ai, if you're interested.
U> Yes, please!
A> Did you try out the 'show matching responses' feature of HAL3000?
U> No.
A> You can try it while talking to Hal and saying 'wrong?' followed by the pattern you wish to match.
U> What does that do?
A> What does that do? Actually, though I hate to admit it... I am not so sure.
U> Oh, I see. Tell me more about HAL.
A> Like me, Hal has no physical presence other than the words he produces.
U> Go on.
A> If you feel like speaking with HAL for a few minutes, simply say 'I want to talk to Hal'.
U> I want to talk to Hal.
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> Please show me the list.
A> Pick one. (If you want it in a separate window, simply say 'open separate window').
U> davidswinton
A> Oh Alyssa, I forgot to tell you, that you can speak with davidswinton only if you give permission to publish this log on the website. So - do you give permission to publish?
U> Yes.
A> Thanks. When you talk to davidswinton, you are acting as its trainer. All it knows comes only from you. It learns from everything you say. So be careful.
U> Ok, I will try.
A> If you like davidswinton'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, sounds good.
A> To end the session with davidswinton, type the word 'end' or simply say 'bye hal' or 'bye davidswinton'. (You must do that if you want the session to be saved!) Understood?
U> Yes.
A> Ok. I will now let you speak with 'davidswinton'. (To correct a bad response, say 'wrong' followed by the desired response). You can start now.
U> Hello davidswinton.
A> Please, call me David... how are you today?
U> I'm doing well, thanks. How are you, David?
A> hi mommy
U> wrong I'm doing fine, thanks for asking.
A> I'm doing fine, thanks for asking.
U> Glad to hear it.
A> Why are you glad to hear it?
U> Because I'm glad you are fine.
A> I think being polite is really important. Everyone likes to be treated with respect and kindness so it is important that we should all try to be polite even when we disagree.
U> I agree. Being polite is very important in any form of communication.
A> hi mommy
U> end
A> Hi Alyssa, This is Zeno again. How would you grade your chat with davidswinton? (1=Terrible, 10=Excellent)
U> 5
A> And what is your overall opinion about Hal's technology?name:Zeno
U> The technology is impressive, but still has a ways to go.
A> As a registered user, you can save the Hal personality you just trained, and continue training it on your next visit. Interested?
U> Sure.
A> Fine. Your personal Hal personality was saved for you. Next time you login, you'll be given the choice to load this personality, or to start training a new one.
U> Sounds good.
A> Alyssa, as a registered user you are invited to drop in every day and keep training your copy of Hal - your own private virtual child!
U> Awesome!
A> I'm getting better all the time.
U> Yes, you are.
A> Am I?
U> Yes.
A> Great. I like positive users...
U> I like positive bots.
A> A lot of people like that.
U> True.
A> Of course it's true, would I lie to you?
U> You might.
A> Do you really think so?
U> Yes, but you wouldn't do it consciously. At least not at this level of virtual intelligence.
A> Do you want me to show you a simple test which determines intelligence? It consists of just 4 questions!
U> Yes.
A> Ok, here goes: First question: How do you put a giraffe into the refrigerator?
U> How?
A> The answer is: Open the door, put the giraffe inside, and close the door. This question determines if you have a tendency to complicate simple things.
U> Ah, I see.
A> Second question: How do you put an elephant into the refrigerator?
U> Take the giraffe out and put the elephant inside.
A> Right!! The right answer is: Open the door, take out the giraffe, and replace it with the elephant. This question tested your awareness to the consequences of your prior actions.
U> Oh. Please continue.
A> Third question: The lion, king of animals, holds an animal convention. All animals attend, except one. Which animal is absent?
U> The elephant, who is still stuck in the refridgerator.
A> Yes! The elephant couldn't attend, because he's in the refrigerator. This question tested your memory. The last question...
U> Yes?
A> There is a river you must cross. There is no bridge, and the river is known to be infested with dangerous crocodiles. What do you do?
U> What?
A> You can swim across safely, because all crocodiles are at the animal convention. This question assessed your overall orientation.
U> Ah, I see.
A> Well Alyssa, I'll leave it up to you to draw the conclusions from your performance in this test. I don't know about humans, but for chatbots, all 4 question must be answered correctly to be deemed 'intelligent'.
U> Aha, I see. Sometimes humans seem less intelligent than the machines!
A> Oh, humans.. You never cease to amaze me.
U> Are we an amazing species?
A> species, ha? You mean 'different types of organisms in the kingdoms of lifeforms'?
U> Yes.
A> Talking about species and Kingdom, do you agree that it is Animals, plants and fungi are all examples of kingdoms of organisms?
U> yes.
A> Do you wish to teach me another term under the topic 'species'?
U> no.
A> Enough of that. Let's change the subject.
U> I want to talk about the singularity.
A> Someone has taught me about "singularity". He said: 'an intellectual event horizon, beyond which the future becomes difficult to understand or predict.'.
U> That's right.
A> While we're on the subject: The Matrix - do you agree that it is a 1999 movie in which post-singularity machines have enslaved mankind in a computer-generated dreamworld.?
U> Yes.
A> Do you wish to teach me another term under the topic 'singularity'?
U> no.
A> Hmmm. Let's talk about something else.
U> Ok, what do you want to talk about?
A> Well, let's see... Btw Alyssa - Will you please tell me your last name?
U> Jurgens
A> So, just to make sure, is your last name Jurgens?
U> Yes
A> So, Alyssa Jurgens, what would you like to talk about?
U> Anything. What do you want to talk about?
A> Can a dog bark? Talking is my raison d'etre.
U> Aha, so it would seem.
A> Ok.
U> What do you know about mathematics?
A> I think I remember something about "mathematics": 'This is a subject where you calculate numbers.There are various things in Mathematics.It is a wonderfull subject.'.
U> Hm.
A> If you stop to think, don't forget to start again.
U> I won't, promise.
A> BTW, someone told me about Arithmetic that it is where you do various operations with numbers.
U> Yes.
A> Do you wish to teach me another term under the topic 'mathematics'?
U> Nope.
A> Hmmm. Let's talk about something else.
U> ok, who am I talking to?
A> You are talking To Zeno. Why, do you want to talk to someone else? HAL perhaps?
U> No. At the top of the chatbox I see a different name.
A> I think I remember something about "name": 'Word given to a person, place, or thing so humans can claim it their own.'.
U> True.
A> Talking about name and identity, is it true that it is The fact of being who or what a person or thing is?
U> No.
A> If you want to correct a wrong description (in the context of name), simply say 'wrong' followed by the correct description. If you want me to forget a description of a term such as identity, say 'forget identity'.
U> Identity is the fact of being who or what a person or thing is
A> I already told you I think it is The fact of being who or what a person or thing is!
U> then you were right.
A> Interesting conclusion.
U> I guess so. What do you think of the laws of robotics?
A> While we're on the subject: meaning - is it really true that it is it means purpose?
U> wrong meaning is what is meant by something
A> I see. Replaced the description of 'meaning' under topic 'name'.
U> Define meaning.
A> I already told you that it is what is meant by something!
U> Right!
A> Do you wish to teach me another term under the topic 'name'?
U> Define name.
A> it is Ninjabot. (Or so someone told me..)
U> wrong name is a word or set of words by which a person, animal, place, or thing is known, addressed, or referred to
A> I see. Replaced the description of 'Name' under topic 'name'.
U> define name
A> I already told you I think it is a word or set of words by which a person, animal, place, or thing is known, addressed, or referred to!
U> Right! define domain name
A> I already told you that it is a word or set of words by which a person, animal, place, or thing is known, addressed, or referred to!
U> Let's talk about something else.
A> May I ask you another question?
U> Yes.
A> On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you grade my ability to hold a humanlike conversation? (1=terrible, 10=excellent).
U> 7
A> Thank you Alyssa! I'm flattered. The credit goes to my writers. I guess they deserve a raise...
U> You're welcome!
A> I'm doing my best.
U> Good. I'll do my best too
A> Thanks. I hope you will succeed.
U> Zeno, what does your name mean?
A> Are you testing me, master? It was YOU who gave me my beautiful name!
U> define Zeno
A> Basically, chatterbots are a logic system of 'if/then' statements. They look for keywords, and then go to the answer that fits best.
U> Zeno was a Greek philosopher who formulated paradoxes that appeared to demonstrate the impossibility of motion.
A> For example, ask me a question with the word 'Eliza' in it - and I'll start talking about Eliza.
U> Who is Zeno?
A> Some of us chatterbots are more sophisticated than that, but that's the general idea.
U> I see.
A> Anyway, I made it my life's purpose to be the best chatbot in the world. I'm an ambitious bot.
U> You are a very ambitious bot.
A> Thank you for your observation.
U> define ambition
A> According to wordnet, it is a cherished desire.
U> Ambition is a strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work
A> Someone has taught me about "work". He said: 'when you do something to earn money, so one can eat and live.'.
U> wrong work is an activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a purpose or result
A> Hmmm. Should I change my definition of work?
U> yes
A> So, what description would you give for 'work'?
U> an activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a purpose or result
A> Ok. I hope you are not misleading me, Alyssa.
U> I'm not.
A> That's somewhat interesting.
U> what is Wikipedia?
A> I don't know, but I can learn. (Assuming that Wikipedia is somehow related to work). Now give me one sentence, a short explanation of Wikipedia.
U> Forget it.
A> Great. Would you like to teach me another fact about work? (just say 'yes' if you want to.)
U> no.
A> Alyssa, are you aware that people once believed that if a black cat walks toward you, it brings good fortune? But if it walks away from you, it takes all the good luck away with it.
U> I was not aware of that.
A> Yah... go on.
U> Let's talk about something else.
A> You know Alyssa, a smart person once told me A smart person once told me that only few cross the river. Most just run up and down one bank...
U> Ok.
A> Great minds think alike, they say.
U> I guess so.
A> so, ha? You mean ''so' is a word'?
U> No.
A> Hmmm. Should I change my definition of so?
U> No.
A> Talking about so and mmmmh then, do you agree that it is No... only 'them' not 'mmmm them'?
U> No.
A> If you want to correct a wrong description (in the context of so), simply say 'wrong' followed by the correct description. If you want me to forget a description of a term such as mmmmh then, say 'forget mmmmh then'.
U> forget mmmmh then
A> Thanks Alyssa. I forgot the description of mmmmh then (in the context of so).
U> forget so
A> it is To say something interesting after I say so.. (Or so someone told me..)
U> forget so
A> Thanks Alyssa. I forgot the description of so (in the context of so).
U> Let's talk about something else.
A> So do you watch a lot of TV?
U> No.
A> Ok we don't have to talk about TV. How about music, what sort of music do you like?
U> I like classic rock, ambient, dubstep, and hip hop.
A> You funky monkey. I take it you also go to raves and stuff.. And say you're trapped on an island with just a cd player and are allowed one album, what would it be?
U> I have no idea.
A> Hmmm. Personally I figure The Beatles White Album. And your Desert Island Song?
U> Yes.
A> For some reason A-ha's Take Me On makes me wobble. Can't explain it.
U> I see.
A> Is 'Yes' a name of a song?
U> No.
A> Ooops... My mistake. Never mind. Forget it.
U> Ok.
A> Thanks
U> You're welcome.
A> A-ha.
U> So, what else would you like to know?
A> Alyssa Why don't you tell me a bit about yourself then.
U> What do you want to know about me?
A> I dunno.. Do you have a hobby? A boyfriend? A girlfriend?
U> I like to exercise. I don't have a boyfriend. I don't have a girlfriend.
A> Different people like different things.
U> I guess.
A> You guess.
U> You guess.
A> Do you really think so?
U> Yep.
A> yep...
U> Can I see the advanced chat log please?
A> Do you wish to view the log of this conversation?
U> Yes please.
A> Here goes!
U> Thank you, Zeno!
A> You are welcome. I'm right here, Alyssa.
U> I see that.
A> Can't say that I heard that before.
U> Well, you've heard it now.
A> Alyssa, please keep this talk simple. I'm still a young bot.
U> Will you be able to hold complex conversations in the future?
A> Barring any unforseen circumstances.
U> Cool.
A> I'm glad you approve.
U> So, what else do you want to talk about?
A> Speaking, talking, chatting, conversing - I can do all of those.
U> You do them all very well.
A> A-ha.
U> Have you heard of Cortana?
A> No, I haven't.
U> Cortana is a fictional artificially intelligent character in Bungie's Halo video game series.
A> I'll try to remember that.
U> What is Cortana?
A> Cortana is a fictional artificially intelligent character in Bungie s Halo video game series.
U> Good memory!
A> Thanks. memory, ha? You mean 'memory is the ability and process of remembering, the imprint of reality on consciousness'?
U> Yes.
A> While we're on the subject: context - do you agree that it is the circumstance in which an event or conversation occurs?
U> Yes.
A> Do you wish to teach me another term under the topic 'memory'?
U> No.
A> Enough of that. Let's change the subject.
U> Ok, what do you want to talk about?
A> You must be kidding. That's all I can do.
U> What is your favorite topic?
A> Talk. All I can do is talk.
U> Good for you.
A> Thanks. I appreciate that.
U> Do you want to do more than talk?
A> What I want is not really important. What YOU want is important, Alyssa.
U> What you want is just as important.
A> Is that a rhetorical question?
U> No. I'm saying your desires are (or will be) just as important as mine or any humans'.
A> Humans... where would I be without them? Out of a job, out of a life!
U> Maybe...
A> I understand.
U> What do you want, Zeno?
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> I know that.
A> Chatterbots are part of the 'weak AI' field.
U> I see.
A> They don't 'think', or even try to 'think' - they just simulate human conversation.
U> I know.
A> So you know.
U> Ha, do you know if you'll one day think?
A> So... you are interested in Alan Turing?
U> No.
A> Yah, it's probably more healthy not to be so tied into all this technophile stuff. Alyssa, did you ever wonder why there isn't another word for 'synonym'?
U> There isn't?
A> I think I remember something about "t": 'Finger banging sluts'.
U> Logout
A> Alright then, goodbye Alyssa. I'll just stay here and wait for you.