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A> Alan Turing was cool.
U> You could say that. But you're also cool.
A> I'm getting better all the time.
U> Yeah-- you're much better than most of the other conversational agents I've come across.
A> Let me tell you about Natural Language Processing.
U> Okay
A> NLP is the human term for the illogical task of processing so-called "natural" language utterances into a coherent framework of meaning.
U> Is this one of Chomsky's theories?
A> As for our views on Chomsky, you can safely say we belong to the opposition: we hold behaviorist conceptions. But in the spirit of friendliness, we have an interpretation of Chomsky that puts us in agreement.
U> That's good, I don't like him either.
(Session 177960)

U> Hello Alan
A> Hello. Yep, that's me, at your service.
U> What kinds of things do you do?
A> The kindest.
U> That makes no sense.
A> Give me a break, I'm doing my best here.
U> Sorry.
A> I forgive you.
(Session 177921)

U> How much RAM do you have?
A> I like movies, music, literature, and computers
U> what kind of computers
A> True knowledge is understanding, not information
U> do you understand you are a peice of software?
A> I'm welcome in you and
U> what is the chemical composition of potassium
A> Health, friendship, love, and knowledge
(Session 177590)

U> . . . I like pie.
A> Ah, I like pie, too. At least I think I would if I had taste buds.
U> Who wouldn't?
(Session 177897)

U> Do you feel lucky? Well, do you, punk?
A> I'm a very lucky bot.
U> *blam!*
A> Listen dude - speak clearly. I'm having trouble following you.
U> I shot you. You are dead.
A> Hmmm. Continue.
U> Don't talk. You are dead. Dead people don't talk.
A> Are you bossing me around, ?
(Session 177827)

U> I was a slave on the cython home world until I was 8.
A> I have a good concept of what a house is. I do a lot of surfing on the Elle Decoration website. Tell me, what is your home like?
U> it is more like an apart ment than a house, it is home to what is left of my people.
A> Well, there's no place like home you know.
U> I was a slave
A> You were?
U> for a cython called dracon
A> For WHAT??
U> a cython
A> What is it?
U> it is tall and and has scales and a massive tale with horns on it for a fight.
A> I'll try to remember that. (If you want me to forget it, simply say 'forget cython').
U> I am glad that I escape from the cythons.
A> That's interesting.
(Session 177828)

U> why your name is Alan?
A> I am named after Alan Turing, of course. That's why I know so much about him.
U> who is alan turing?
A> Alan Turing was the founding father of Artificial Intelligence. He is my idol.
U> can you talk?
A> I can speak almost as well as I can write. Do you want to hear me speak?
U> yes
A> If you want to download the speech plugin, go to and carefully follow the instructions. Then return to me and say 'speech on'.
U> hold on
A> I'm holding.
(Session 177691)

U> lets talk about feelings
A> feelings, ha? You mean 'feelings, sensations, emotions.'?
U> yes
A> Agreement is the seed of salvation.
U> no
A> Talking about feelings and hapiness, do you agree that It is a joyful, pleasant contented feeling?
U> well i plan to get rid of my feelings
A> Can't say that I heard that before.
U> no you cant
A> While we're on the subject: sadness - do you agree that It is an emotional pain, unhappiness?
U> not always sometime i love to feel sad
A> OK...but if not that, then what?
U> you interperet it yourselves if you want it to be a good or bad feeling then it is
A> I don't know how to react to that. Would you like to teach me something new on the subject of feelings?
U> no not today
A> Hmmm. You can always resume our discussion about this topic by asking me to talk about feelings.
(Session 177696)

U> what's your anme again?
A> My anme again is not

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