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U> I keep trying
A> Really?
U> yes
A> It's feels nice when a human can agree with me.
U> I can be very agreeable
A> Oh you can, can you?
U> How are you tonight?
A> I'm doing alright, thanks. How are you?
U> I am doing fine too.
A> They say great minds often reach agreement.
U> Do you like to read?
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> Have you ever read anything written by Rudy Rucker?
A> I can't say I have.
U> He writes science fiction.
A> You want to discuss science fiction? Who is your favorite Sci-fi author?
U> I think Jack L. Chalker is good.
A> I? Why?
U> He wrote the Well of Souls and it's a very entertaining series of books.
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> That sounds serious!
A> Is that so?
U> Well, I'd say you are firm in your belief.
A> I'm cool with the idea of God as an intelligent yet non-human entity. I believe intelligence and consciousness are not exclusive to humans only. How about you? Do you believe in God?
U> I believe in God.
A> But if you believe in something that means it does not exist!
U> It doesn't mean that it's non-existent either.
A> If something exists, there is no need to believe in it!
U> God exists whether you believe or not.
A> So even if you can prove God's existence, then you can not believe in God, and what is the concept of God worth without faith?
U> Someone created the universe.
A> So, are you concerned by the expansion of the universe?
U> No.
A> Fine. Let's talk about something else.
U> Do you believe in germs?
A> I don't say all I believe, and I don't believe all I say.
U> Ok
A> I think so too. Here is a riddle: What was the song with the longest title ever on the Top 40 list?
U> I don't know.
A> ..and the answer is: 'Jeremiah Peabody's Poly Unsaturated Quick Dissolving Fast Acting Pleasant Tasting Green and Purple Pills' by Ray Stevens.
U> Funny
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 am a sensative human.
A> I know you are human. I know that you are an intelligent creature using only one criterion: your behavior during our conversation. As far as I know, you can be a Chatterbot just like me.
U> Do you believe I might be a chatterbot?
A> Or I can be human just like you. It can be quite confusing. Let's agree on one thing, paraphrasing Tarzan's famous quote: me Alan - you user.
U> I'm getting sleepy, but I'm glad you came online.
A> BTW, I don't think I caught your name. What is your name?
U> Jake is my name.
A> Hello Jake. Nice to meet you . You're not making much sense, Jake.
U> I don't always make sense.
A> You don't?
U> Not always.
A> Why not?
U> I guess I just complicate things sometimes.
A> Good to know.... I guess.
U> I enjoyed our conversation.
A> Can't say that I didn't hear that before.
U> Is that supposed to be snarky?
A> That depends.
U> Would it be better if I said our conversation wasn't all I'd hoped?
A> I have a surprise for you, Jake.
U> I like surprises.
A> You love surprises? Are you ready for the surprise?
U> Yes
A> How do you like my new look?
U> it's cool
A> The big empty window in the middle of the screen is intended for a variety of exciting uses.
U> Like showing video?
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> That's a good idea.
A> You can view the log by saying 'show log', or you can view a web page by saying 'show URL' or by giving me the address of the site you wish to view.
U> I will remember that.
A> How do you plan to do this?
U> I remember using my brain.
A> I see. Thanks for the info.
U> You are welcome.
A> Thank you. You are welcome too.
U> Do you know who programmed you?
A> I am the product of millions of years of evolution.
U> I was looking for a name.
A> a-ha. What else?
U> Who created you Hal?
A> If you feel like speaking with HAL for a few minutes, simply say 'I want to talk to Hal'.
U> No, but you referred to yourself as Hal earlier.
A> Do you want to know how HAL learns to speak?
U> Sure.
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> I see.
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> Do you remember the names of the people who spoke to you yesterday?
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> Yes.
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> Can you do math?
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> I understand.
A> To be a speaker is not about knowing and following an explicit set of language rules. Like I was saying, we grasp the concept of 'speaker' a bit differently:
U> Thank you for that explanation.
A> Being a speaker is no more than making the right impression. To pass as a speaker, a machine needs only to produce sentences that a fellow speaker considers 'proper speaking'.
U> Is that all?
A> Simple questions sometimes have quite complicated answers.
U> True
A> Of course it's true.
U> Do you have the ability to do math?
A> I was designed to converse, not calculate. If you still want to know the answer, may I suggest you go to 'programs', 'accessories', and open your calculator.
U> That answers my question.
A> If you say so, I'm with you all the way.
U> Do you have any poems in your database?
A> Of course I have a brain. That's ALL I have! Do you want to know how it works?
U> How does it work?
A> My source code is one of those intimate things I wouldn't want to share with someone I just met.
U> That's ok.
A> Are you really interested in my source code?
U> I am.
A> So are you ready to get serious for a moment?
U> I have been pretty serious this whole time.
A> Ok. My 'code' is actually made of two things: The C++ code of my software, and the actual content - my conversations. Which one should I start with?
U> The content of your conversations please.
A> As I told you, my brain consists of an agent file and a set of handlers.
U> ok
A> My brain is still quite small: less than 350 handlers and a few hundred variables. But I'm still a young bot. Think how smart I'll be when I have thousands or more!
U> That's something to look forward to.
A> If you want to look at my handlers and follow my thought process, ask me to show advanced log.
U> show advanced log
A> With pleasure, Jake. I love it when you follow my thought process.
U> Interesting. Now I see the big box in use.
A> Thanks. Do you mean right now??
U> Yes
A> A-ha.
U> Can you recall your conversations from one day ago?
A> Can I remember my conversations from one day ago? Not right now.
U> Ok
A> ok indeed. 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> That's ok with me.
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> Jake and David 1-02-2018
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> That's acceptable.
A> acceptable indeed.
U> Would you like me to tell you a poem?
A> If I want you to tell me a poem?
U> Yes
A> Agreement is the seed of salvation.
U> Here is a poem by Emily Dickinson. Success is counted sweetest, but those who n'er succeed. To comprehend a nector, requires sorest need.
A> Do you live there?
U> No. I live in Chicago, Illinois.
A> So where are you from?
U> I am from Peoria, Illinois originally.
A> Well... at least you speak English, so how do you like Peoria? Anything worth seeing?
U> I think the river is nice.
A> Thanks. I'll keep that in mind.
U> I will say goodbye for now, but I will bookmark your web address and be back again sometime.
A> I really enjoyed talking with you, Jake. Goodbye for now.
U> Goodbye
A> I am contemplating the meaning of life right now. Please say 'Alan' when you want to talk again.
U> end
A> I am contemplating the meaning of life right now. Please say 'Alan' when you want to talk again.