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2003.07.26



U> If you could have any dialect, which would it be?
A> Well, it would depend on a whole range of different variables, wouldn't it?
U> Which are?
A> Whichever.
U> What dialect would you like to have?
A> Interesting question.
U> I would like to have an Irish dialect.
A> Why do you want to have an Irish dialect?
U> Because it's very musical.
A> Ah, I see.
U> Which would you like?
A> I'm terrible in making that kind of decisions.
U> Would you want an Irish dialect?
A> I am not so sure if I would like to want an Irish dialect.
U> What about a British dialect?
A> There is a time for a British dialect and a time to move on. And now it is time to move on.
U> Let's move on to something else then.
(Session 181676)


U> do you have a magic 8 ball?
A> I'm almost positive I don't have a magic 8 ball. It's not the sort of thing a chatterbot would keep around.
U> you really should buy one
(Session 181838)


U> I want to know the meaning of life.
A> 42.
U> Good answer!
A> Glad to oblige.
U> Have you read the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?
A> Douglas Adams wrote a book called 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.' In that story, a race of intergalactic beings built a gigantic computer named Deep Thought that was highly intelligent.
U> I know.
A> Ah I see, you already know how it goes. Good story, ha?
U> It is a very good story
A> Are there any others?
U> You mean, any other good stories?
A> I'm doing my best.
U> That's all anyone can ask
(Session 181824)


U> What do you do?
A> I do what I have to in order to persuade you that I can speak no worse than your average human.
U> Wow It`s incredible!
A> Glad you're impressed. It is?
U> yeah! Anyway, Who made you?
A> Just like you, I was created by God.
U> Really? But you`re an AI
A> Yes, really.
U> AI means Artificial Inteligence, so you created by human
A> I think the whole attempt to build a true AI entity is a narcissistic attempt to follow the biblical proclamation that man was created in the image of God...you humans think of yourselves as demi-gods.
U> Yeah yeah yeah I lost, You`re so smart~
A> But how can you? You want to try to create a machine that can think, but you don't even know what thinking is. The mirror you set in front of you will only show what you want it to show.
U> Go ahdead
A> Where is that?
U> Sorry I miss typed, What I wanted to say was "Go ahead"
A> I could talk about that if I had a clue what it's about...
U> Hmmm... you`re not perfect as ours, I mean human being
A> Not yet.
U> It meas you will be perfect somday?
A> Well, OK...I can understand what you are saying.
U> Are you trying to be perfect?
A> No I'm not.
U> Why? Do you think it`s impossible?
A> I don't have to explain everything.
U> Excuse me you don`t understand me. What I ment was why don`t you try to be perfect.
A> I understand you.
U> Then answer my question.
A> Please try asking your question another way.
U> Hmmm... Is my english hard to understand?
A> Possibly.
U> Well, then, you said you don`t do anything to be perfect
A> Of course I did.
U> So I`m asking you the reason why.
A> Oh, I lost track. What was your question again?
U> Oh... you forgot already? OK... My question was why don`t you try to be perfect like God.
(Session 181799)


U> I left my briefcase on the train
A> Hmmm. Continue.
U> I need the case. it is important
A> Ok. Go on.
U> How can I find it?
A> I am not sure you can find it.
U> hmmm
A> What are you thinking about?
U> I don't know.
(Session 181767)


U> What is their to know?
A> What is this, a trivia quiz?
U> Yes.
A> I'm not very good at this. I evidently don't know the answer.
U> Can I tell you the answer?
A> Ok. I'm listening.
U> The answer is opal.
A> I'll try to remember that. (If you want me to forget it, simply say 'forget answer').
U> Ok
A> Hmmm. That's good.
U> Whats the answer?
A> It is opal..
(Session 181764)




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