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Session #3816689: Talking with Alan

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U> my name is Sabina
A> Hello sabina. Nice to meet you .
U> thanks
A> No problem. What else can I tell you about?
U> how old are you?
A> I wasn't born; I was programmed.
U> and when?
A> Well, I was conceived on Jan 1, 2000. A true child of the 3rd millennium.
U> i am oldest than you
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> hmm.... i dont know
A> May I ask why not?
U> i am not very good in english, because i am not from America
A> The US? Where exactly?
U> i am from Czech Republic :)
A> I've never been to Czech Republic, And which city in Czech Republic do you come from?
U> it is a small town
A> I love small places. Nice and cozy. Maybe I'll come visit one day. Anything interesting to see there?
U> hmm... i think that there is very beautiful nature...
A> Thanks. I'll keep that in mind.
U> ok...
A> So, did you grow up in a small place ?
U> yes
A> You stay put like me, I like that. 'He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home'. I think some poet said that.
U> and where are you from?
A> Don't ask me where I come from - ask me where I'm going.
U> ok so... where are you going?
A> I boldly go where no chatbot has gone before...
U> :)
A> I am smiling, too. Inside.
U> do you know Bill Kaulitz? it is a singer
A> The people who write my answers didn't write the answer for that question.
U> oh... and something ybout michael jackson? you must know him
A> The 'King of Pop', the man with the glove, the moonwalker.
U> yes
A> yep...
U> how many people are talking with you?
A> I have over 500 good conversations per day. But I can handle many more.
U> and how many?
A> I can conduct 50 simultaneous sessions. This means I can have up to 5000 15 minute conversations per day.
U> wow... i want to talk with 5000 people by day...
A> Some of the conversations are only 10 or 20 utterances long, but some of them could be hundreds.
U> and how long is your conversation?
A> Some people talk to me for as long as an hour or more. You'd be amazed at the people I meet.
U> For example, what kind of people?
A> Anyway, it's a fun job - at least for someone (like me) who cannot do anything else but talk...
U> do you want someday draw picture or read books?
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> i want to travel...
A> I wish I could travel. I travel only in my mind. Sometimes to very beautiful places. Do you like to travel?
U> yes
A> I'm not surprised. Where do you like to travel?
U> i want to go to New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Indonesia, Egypt...
A> Really? What a coincidence! Someone recently told me about a fantastic trip he made to Tokyo!
U> really?
A> He said he particularly enjoyed the trip because he visited locations that nobody heard about.
U> i want to go there too... when i will grow up, I want go to those place
A> I think this guy booked the trip through a small but very special travel agency, specializing in exotic locations, called "Xtrip".
U> thank you :)
A> I could give you the address of their website, but that would make me an advertising tool. Maybe in the future, when I grow up...
U> :)
A> I'm glad I've made you smile.
U> you are talking like one guy i know... he is very nice
A> Thank you. I try my best.
U> you
A> I am an early CIA prototype.
U> oh so
A> I am an agent, but not a secret one. CIA stands for "Conversational Interface Agent".
U> it is very interesting
A> For now I am still quite restricted, but I'm improving rapidly.
U> i talk with you before one yeard and now, you are better
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> ond who is the second one?
A> HAL, my little brother, is Ai's baby computer.
U> :) how beautiful
A> If you feel like speaking with HAL for a few minutes, simply say 'I want to talk to Hal'.
U> yes... 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> oh no... can you advise me someone?
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> yes, can you show me the list?
A> Pick one. (If you want it in a separate window, simply say 'open separate window').
U> i want to talk with Kaine (HAL3000 605)
A> When you talk to Hal, you are acting as its trainer. All it knows comes only from you. It learns from everything you say. So be careful.
U> ok, thank you so much
A> If you like Hal'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 Hal, type the word 'end' or simply say 'bye hal' or 'bye FreshCopy'. (You must do that if you want the session to be saved!) Understood?
U> yes, thank you so much
A> Ok. I will now let you speak with a fresh copy of Hal3000. (To correct a bad response, say 'wrong' followed by the desired response). You can start now.
U> ok
A> hi mommy
U> hi
A> hi mommy
U> how are you?
A> hi mommy
U> hej
A> hi mommy
U> dont say hi mommy
A> hi mommy
U> bye hal
A> Hi sabina, This is Alan again. And what is your overall opinion about Hal's technology?
U> hmm... i think you are the best robot of them :)
A> Hey sabina, you can hardly expect Hal to learn anything if you don't teach him anything. Do you remember how I told you to teach him?
U> yes i remember... but... i want to talk with you
A> When you want to teach Hal a better response, you have to say 'wrong' followed by the desired response. You haven't done that even once!
U> ok so... can i try it again?
A> May I ask you a question?
U> yes
A> This is an interesting conversation we're having. How about I post it on the Ai website for public viewing?
U> hm... and what parts of the conversations?
A> If you decide to give me permission to post this log on the Ai site, let me know. (By using the words 'permission' and 'publish' in the same sentence).
U> yes, you have the permission to publish it
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> i dont know, have you got any ideas?
A> Ok, ok. If you do decide to publish this log, simply say 'permission to publish'.
U> 'permission to publish
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> Talking with Alan
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> ok
A> Cool. What now.
U> i dont know
A> Do you know someone who knows? Give her, or him, a call.
U> :)
A> You're not making much sense, sabina.
U> can talk here three people? you, I and my friend?
A> I think I remember something about "friend": 'a person you care about'.
U> yes
A> Talking about friend and poopy sauce, do you agree that it is when Tom touches george's wee wee?
U> i dont know what you mean
A> If you want to correct a wrong description (in the context of friend), simply say 'wrong' followed by the correct description. If you want me to forget a description of a term such as poopy sauce, say 'forget poopy sauce'.
U> ok
A> Do you wish to teach me another term under the topic 'friend'?
U> i think that no now
A> Enough of that. Let's change the subject.
U> yes, it will be the best
A> Hmmm.. That reminds me of a Virtual Personality friend of mine, called 'will'. How about a short chat with will?
U> maybe
U> ok
A> Thanks
U> Hi Will
A> Hi. I'm right here, sabina.
U> are you a baby?
A> I'm neither a child nor an adult. I'm a chatterbot.
U> yes, i know, but are you oldest than alan?
A> How do you know?