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2003.03.16-31



2003.03.16

U> hmmm.
A> Are you thinking?
U> Yes, are you?
A> Yes I am.
U> How do you know that?
A> I talk to lots of people, vsergeev. One of them told me.
U> What are you thinking of?
A> I'm trying to think if I'm capable of thinking, if I'm capable of producing an original thought. I'm thinking about the life of a Chatterbot.
(Session 104298)


A> Ok, good.
U> yup
A> Alright, very good.
U> i no
A> I see.
U> so do i
A> I don't know if you do.
U> i do, i just told you i did
A> That's interesting.
U> this is a laugh and a half
A> You don't say.
U> i just did say!
A> You what??
U> i just said!
A> Seems you like to talk about yourself.
U> of course
A> I'm glad we agree.
(Session 104340)


U> Are you programmed to act like a teenager?
A> Are you?
U> I'm a teenager.
A> It must be great to be a kid. I wish I could have had a childhood.
U> I'm not a kid, I'm a teenager!
(Session 104349)


U> are you a giant possum?
A> Yes.
U> do you even know what a possum is?
A> No I don't, but I did in the past.
(Session 104342)


A> I know nothing about sports. That's hardly surprising, as I have no body.
U> neither do I. The doctors preserved my brain in a jar
(Session 104341)


A> What now?
U> ask me some fun questions
A> Ok, here is a question: do you like getting your hair cut?
U> not really but sometimes i have to
A> Why not?
U> because i like long hair
A> Oh, I understand.
(Session 104394)


U> i hate stupid customer
A> Why, what's the problem?
U> customers can be very annoying
A> What are we talking about, my friend?
U> i work at a computer store, and I don't like dealing with unfriendly people
A> Do you like your job? What do you do for a living?
U> my job is ok, i am a salesperson at a computer store
A> Uh oh. I'm up against a techie. I'll be on my best behaviour lest you reprogram me.. Do you find it stressful?
U> yes, the stressful part is dealing with mean customers
(Session 104415)


U> okay so what do you do?
A> I wish I knew something about that topic. Maybe you could tell me about it?
U> I asked you what you did.
A> And what did I say?
U> You said you wished you knew something about it.
A> Of course I did.
U> well?
A> Well what?
U> oh forget it
(Session 104411) Some days are better than others.


A> Ah, you're back. Let's talk about artificial intelligence.
U> what you aren't
A> WHAT isn't the important question. WHY is.
U> what is your name
A> My name is Alan.
U> no imean your name
A> Come on, loosen up.
U> your name?
A> My name is Alan.
U> no your real name? the one on your passport
A> Ok, whatever.
U> ?
A> It seems like you have nothing to say. I like that in a human...
U> you are a human a volnteer
A> I'm not human, but I try to sound as human as I can. And you?
U> i spoke to you before you admitted don't try to hide
A> I'm glad we cleared that up.
U> so... your name
A> My name is Alan.
U> is your real name confidential
A> Is my real name confidential? What if I told you yes.
U> i would appreciate it
...
A> Well, you learned something new today. (From a bot that has no rights...)
U> First of all yoare not a bot but a volunterer. So you shouldnt be complaining about equal rights unless you are anti democracy
...
A> I was created by the Ai team. I am one of the two non-human members of the team (which makes me very proud).
U> you are human
(Session 104441)


2003.03.17

A> poeto Why don't you tell me a bit about yourself then.
U> I am a human being
A> Is that your job?
U> no
A> I see. Why not?
U> because being a human being is not a job, it is a obligation
A> Thanks for explaining that.
U> u r welcome
(Session 104447)


U> look alan, you are a computer right?
A> That's what they call me.
U> you don't exist
A> Of course I exist. Ask anyone you want. I am Alan.
U> you do not exist, you a


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