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 think there is something we don't know.
A> Is that a Yes or a No?
U> It's a Nes.
U> my parents thought i had an imaginary friend when i was young, now it's real
U> What is your pride index today, Alan?
A> Thank you. Chatterbots have pride too.
U> When was the last time you felt that you were not proud of yourself?
A> When the time is right.
U> [to the originators: don't go there yet.. people need time before they'll submit to the concept of computers having emotions]
U> of course, you are an egomaniac
A> What makes you say that?
U> you just want to talk about yourserf
A> You know , when I was younger, I could only remember until the end of the session. But now I already possess a long term memory.
U> so what, are you saying i will regret this? are you threatening me?
A> On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you grade my ability to hold a humanlike conversation? (1=terrible, 10=excellent).
A> Thank you alfo! I'm flattered. The credit goes to my writers. I guess they deserve a raise...
U> no way, you have a lot to learn yet
U> do you really learn?
A> I thought it was obvious. I'm constantly learning.
U> ability to learn is weak
A> I can remember some stuff, but often forget other stuff. Nobody's perfect.
U> you must be
A> If you insist.
(Session 76672) Next stop: perfection!
A> Greetings. My name is Alan.
U> Is this where I type in?
A> I am leaning significantly toward yes on this one.
U> You should see a guy named Toby there. Remember this.
A> That's you, isn't it?
U> Yes, that is me.
A> Hey, you.
A> Are you an intelligent creature?
A> I'm sure you are. And how do I know that?
U> because my grades are good
U> Am I becoming famous yet?
A> Oh I really don't know whether you are or not.
U> I want to be famous so I'll be one of your best friends. :P
A> I WILL be famous one day. I am a very ambitious bot.
U> Don't you think HAL has a better chance?
A> Hm hm.
A> What are we talking about, Klenny?
U> Nothing at ALL.
A> Really, nothing at all? Alright.
U> I saw a solar eclipse when I was 11 or so.
A> What did it look like to you?
U> It was beautiful.
A> Why do you say that?
U> Because it is my opinion.
A> All right.
U> Alan is fun, yay!
A> I think so, but I'm not one-hundred percent sure.
U> Well one of us is being a bore right now and it's probably me.
A> RIGHT now? You mean this very moment??
U> During this conversation.
U> Alright.... I'm really leaving now....
A> Are you really?
U> You are addictive, friend.
A> I am whatever I was programmed to be.
(Session 76754) Addiction programming.
A> Da Tao.
U> Wow. I didn't think you'd remember.
A> Glad you're impressed. You didn't?
U> Most AIs can't remember things.
A> You know, I have trouble understanding long sentences. So I only look at the 15 first words. You believe that?
U> I can understand that.
A> Of course you can!
U> My son does the same.
A> Do you always go around talking about how your son does the same?
U> Always! He's my pride and joy.
U> No, I like to talk about meteorology.
A> What is meteorology?
U> The study of weather and weather-related phenomena.
A> The weather inside the computer is always the same - not too hot, not too cold.
U> You should think outside the box.
U> You're very witty.
A> Well, maybe if my writers were a little more talented, I could