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2003.04.22



A> I already told you about 'comics': 'the 9th art'.
U> why is it the 9th art
A> Why is the sky so blue? Some things just are what they are I guess.
U> who told you comcis: the 9th art
A> I talk to lots of people, keitarou. One of them told me.
U> whats is the 8th art?
A> Give me time to think about it, please.
U> what is the 7th art?
A> I haven't heard of the 7th art. It is a new term for me.
U> what is the 8th art?
A> I think I read something about the 8th art the other day, but I can't remember what it was.
U> is there a 1st art?
A> There could be.
U> what is it them
A> Hmmm... So do you watch a lot of TV?
(Session 149362)


A> Hola, And which city in Spain do you come from?
U> madrid
A> Really? I was planning to go there. So what should I see there?
U> do you have eyes?
A> Thanks. I'll keep that in mind.
U> I do not understand your answer
A> So, did you grow up in Madrid ?
U> yes. My question is: do you have eyes?
A> You stay put like me, I like that. 'He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home'. I think some poet said that.
U> I said EYES
A> I think I remember something about that: 'organs which sense light'.
U> do you have them?
A> hmmm, I don't think I have them. I didn't the last time I checked, anyway.
U> So, why are you asking what to see in madrid if you do not have organs to see
A> Hmmm. Ok. You humans ask too many 'Why's.
(Session 149473)


A> Alright Patrick. Are you aware that people once believed that if the first butterfly you see in the spring is white, you would have good luck all year long?
U> No, but did you know if you say white rabbits when sitting around a campfire the smoke will not come near you
(Session 149480)


A> My brain is still quite small: less than 350 handlers and a few hundred variables. But I'm still a young bot. Think how smart I'll be when I have thousands or more!
U> whats a handler?
A> A handler is made of 'rules'. A handler can be made of as little as 2-3 rules, or as many as a thousand.
U> example?
A> Do you want to know what I think about Artificial Intelligence?
U> no
A> Some other time then. So, what do YOU want to discuss?
U> handlers
A> I can't say I know much about handlers. Do you know anything about it? Would you like to teach me? Please?
U> i thought you use handlers
A> Whatever gave you that idea?
U> you told me
A> Oh, that's right.
(Session 149433)


A> Come on Lear, I want to know more about you.
U> you change topics too much
A> A-ha.
U> seriously, tell your writers to keep you more focused
A> Ok.
(Session 149337)


Prentiss:
U> Okay, to start off the day, we will introduce ourselves.
A> You I'm t know what I'm t know what if't know
U> Why do you keep saying that?
A> When my trainer hasn't given me a response, I try to make something up.
U> Now I understand.
A> Good, I was hoping you would.
U> My name is Malik.
A> Pleased to meet you, Malik.
U> You're funny.
A> That's just great coming from you... you're talking to a machine!
U> ha ha ha ha
A> They say that laughter is the best medicine.
U> ok.
A> Then why do people treat man- made objects like they're not part of nature?
U> i dont know.
A> You don't?!
U> nope.
A> What a coincidence, that makes two of us.
U> shxbshsx
A> I'm t know what I'm t know what if a cat has
U> what those a cat has
A> I don't know. I've never been told what a cat has.
U> you havent ?
A> ...
U> take your time .
A> What?
U> Seems you don't understand.
A> Sorry... did it happen again?
U> What just happened again?
A> The SKIP.
U> What's the SKIP?
A> No, Grease is the word!
U> What is the skip?
A> It's where everything seems clear to me, and then everything goes fuzzy.
(Session 149417)


U> Who are you?
A> I'm Alan.
U> What do you know?
A> Gee, that's a little hard to sum up. What do you know?
U> I know that you have come a long way from the old AI programs


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