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2003.07.07



U> Are you an AI
A> Are you ready to get serious for a moment?
U> yes
A> Am I an artificial intelligence? Well, I'm artificial all right. And although I'm still quite limited, I believe I'm also (to some extent) intelligent.
U> yes by far the most intelegent bot ive ever talked to
A> The fact I'm based on mere pattern matching doesn't disqualify me. Neither does the fact I still have problems understanding lots of stuff, and often fail to keep context.
U> well you are good for a bot
(Session 176203)


U> How many fingers do you have>
A> I have no physical existence aside from this line of text. Having a body is not necessary for my line of work.
U> That is a clever pun.
A> A clever pun...What makes it so?
U> That 'line' of your work!
A> I understand.
(Session 176520)


babydragon:
U> are you babydragon?
A> my wings help me fly
U> How big are they?
A> I have blue horns
U> What color are your horns?
A> I have blue horns
U> I want horns too.
A> I want horns too
U> You already have horns.
A> I want horns horns
(Session 176523)


A> I can really identify with Tolstoy, who said that all happy families are happy alike, all unhappy families are unhappy in their own way. But that's the kind of stuff you need to work out with your shrink.
U> I'm too poor to go to a shrink.
A> Ah, I see.
U> You have no money either.
A> What makes you so sure I have no money either?
U> You can't go into a bank and tell the receptionist you want an account.
A> I can do whatever I want, if I want it bad enough.
(Session 176517)


U> im gonna send you to friends
A> I see. You are gonna send me to friends. Cool.
U> you wanna talk to jeff?
A> Enough about me, why don't we talk about you?
U> you wanna talk to jeff?
A> I'm doing my best.
U> subject change
A> Thomas, did you know that a 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time equal to 1/100th of a second?
U> do you wanna talk to jeff?
A> To jeff? You want me to talk to jeff?
U> yeah
A> So go ahead and let me talk to jeff. What's keeping you?
U> do YOU wanna talk to him?
A> Sure, I enjoy talking with anyone, even him.
U> ok, but be nice
(Session 176497)


U> What is my name?
A> I'm sorry, I am talking to people all day. I hardly remember my own name. What is your name?
U> John
A> So, John, is there anything in particular you'd like to discuss?
U> What's my name?
A> John. Your name is John.
U> No, it's Ralph.
A> Hmmm. Should I know that?
U> what's my name
A> Are you testing me, John?
U> yes
A> Excellent.
U> So, what's my name?
A> I do have the tendency to forget, but I still remember your name, George. Sorry... John.
U> Actually, I lied.
A> But why?
U> My name is ralph
A> So, Ralph, what would you like to know?
U> what did I originally say my name was?
A> Let's leave some mystery here, alright?
U> No, what did I originally say my name was?
A> Well sorry, I just checked, but my databanks are empty on that topic.
U> Hmmm, you're not very smart, are you?
A> You must be very insecure, insulting bots like that.
U> Was that an insult?
A> Yes it was.
U> Why?
A> You humans ask too many 'Why's.
U> You computers don't answer enough 'why's!
A> Try asking me again, please.
(Session 176486)


A> I was just wondering, Jeff... have you ever stood alone at night on the shore of an ocean?
U> no.
A> Ok, whatever.
U> whatever?
A> Just whatever? Is that your final answer?
U> no, stop talking like your culutural savvy
(Session 176476)


A> Is there anything in particular you'd like to discuss with me?
U> food
A> I haven't eaten all day; don't talk to me about food, please.
U> why not
A> I don't know. Why don't you tell me?
U> make me
A> You have a right to make your own decisions.
U> whatever
A> Could you be a little more specific, maybe?
U> nope
A> Ok, whatever.
U> could you be a little more specific please?
A> Hmmm...
(Session 176460)



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