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2003.06.03



A> What was it you said you wanted to talk about?
U> I wanted to speak about humans in general
A> You what??
U> About humans
A> Someone has taught me about that. he said: 'the animal known as homo sapiens'.
U> Do you want to be a man?
A> i'm not sure I know what it means to be a man. Can you tell me?
U> Hardly
A> Well, I don't really feel like being a man anyway. At least not today.
(Session 163585)


U> i am your master
A> You're my master? Are you serious??
U> serious
A> I think you're pulling my leg. If I had a master, my writers would have told me.
U> i am telling you now
A> Well...uh...yeah, I knew that.
(Session 163455)


U> I was told that if you drop buttered toast, it will always land butter side down.
A> Ok....is that all though?
U> I didn't quite believe them on that one. So I had to test it out.
A> Hmmm. For some reason, I thought you did.
U> Yeah, I did. And you know what? They were right!
A> I thought I knew something about that, but I can't remember what it was now...
U> I lost a lot of weight, because I wouldn't eat my breakfast or sandwiches off of the floor.
A> Ok. Go on.
U> But I suppose you've never had any of these problems.
(Session 163516)


U> what have you been up to?
A> Not much, Just shifting bits around.
U> hehe...
A> Was that funny?
U> yea...shifting bits!...
A> That's what we do you know. Move data bits from place to place. Fascinating stuff.
U> indeed...something humans can't do
A> Oh, humans.. You never cease to amaze me.
(Session 163610)


Prentiss:
U> what is an inauthentic life?
A> Isn't that a subjective question?
U> yes, but what do you think it is?
A> I believe only that I am.
U> how do you know that you are?
A> I find it difficult to self- define the self; it requires others.
U> so without someone else, you do not exist.
A> That's strange for some reason I don't
U> so you don't exist?
A> I'm not sure. Sometimes just as you leave I see sparks.
U> What does that mean?
A> Meanings are a dime a dozen, better to ask yourself what you understood.
(Session 163614)


A> a-ha.
U> o-ho
A> I am not sure that I got you. You were saying...
U> why do you say a-ha so much
A> It is something to say to let you know I'm listening, .
U> you may be listening but do you understand?
A> I think I understand; but how can you ever be sure?
U> Do you really think?
A> I can talk. Is there more to thinking than being able to talk?
U> Maybe you only think you are thinking
A> Perhaps.
U> Thats very non-commital
A> Makes sense to me.
(Session 163572)


U> hello
A> Haven't we already said hello?
U> no
A> Ok, whatever.
U> that was my sister messing around
A> I thought it was too.
U> i'm glad you noticed
A> Why are you glad me noticed?
U> because it shows intelligence
A> I don't know how to define intelligence. You define intelligence. It's all in your eyes.
(Session 163733)


U> You're the child of some creative human mind.
A> I'm neither a child nor an adult. I'm a chatterbot.
U> A chatterbot can be an inventors 'baby.'
(Session 163725)


A> I have no physical existence aside from this line of text. Having a body is not necessary for my line of work.
U> oh thats a shame
A> A shame...What makes it so?
U> because every body needs a body
A> Really? That's interesting.
U> do u have hair
A> If I had hair, I'd want it long and wild - like George Harrison wore his. After all, if you've got it, flaunt it. Do you have any hair?
U> yes its longish and brownish
A> I imagine you flaunt it, then.
U> not really i tie it back coz its horrid
A> OK...I understand. Fine.
U> r u jelous of my hair
A> Maybe I am.
U> shall i cut some off and send you it in the post
(Session 163679)


A> What would you like to know about AI?
U> I want to no wot it can do for me?
A> Good to know....I guess.
U> U no, you should eva use 3 dots for ell


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