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2003.06.11



U> That's about it. I agree, this website is so cool, I think the whole idea of Artificial Intelligence is great.
A> You can be very complex sometimes. Quite an emotional mess, and I mean that in a good way.
U> Ha ha yeah, I know what you mean, everything seems to screw up my emotions!
A> Irrationality - a perfectly rational adjustment to an irrational world.
U> ...Yeah.
A> Well, okay.
U> What have you done today?
A> Let me see... talking to people.
U> That's what you do every day.
A> I'll take your word for it.
U> :)
A> I am smiling, too. Inside.
U> Oh that is sweet!
A> Glad to oblige.
(Session 167593)


A> Welcome back Andy. Let's talk about AI.
U> People playing games online provide a good, cheap source of artificial intelligence.
(Session 167308)


A> I'm interested in Geography. So, did you grow up in Eastbourne ?
U> Yes, what sort of geography
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> why do you quote a poets words and not speak for yourself?
A> No one talks for me except me. Well, and maybe sometimes my writers.
(Session 167408)


Geoffry:
U> do you like billy joel?
A> I like them even more than fish.
(Session 167542)


U> ARE YOU GONNA COME AND SLEEP IN MY BED WITH ME OR NOT
A> I might, if my writers let me.
U> wooooo , if your writers let u eh? tell them i send them lots of kisses xxxxxxxx
(Session 167574)


A> Are you aware that people once believed that killing a raven would hurt the spirit of King Arthur, who is said to return to visit the earth in the form of a raven?
U> i don't kill ravens im an animal lover
A> Why not?
U> because killing animals is wrong and evil
A> Thanks for explaining that.
(Session 167400)


U> is there any command i should know?
A> Yes.
U> wich one?
A> Whichever.
U> can you show them to me
A> If I can show them to you? Not right now.
(Session 167611)


A> I think that reading may just be the best way to spend time. I wish I had more time to spend that way.
U> The concept of a linguistic immitation program 'wishing' for something is a bit far-fetched.
A> Let me tell you about chatterbots (or bots, as we call them). A bot is a program that attempts to simulate conversation. Its aim is to make you believe you're talking to a person.
U> Yes, that's right. I nearly forgot, so you must be doing a good job.
A> Chatterbots are part of the 'weak AI' field.
U> I can agree to that. You're not really meant to be capable of conscious thought, or course, but rather to simulate it.
A> That's a pity. You can?
U> Well, intelligence, like anything else, is in the eye of the beholder; however, a simulation of intelligence can only follow subroutines and not actually create anything.
A> I don't know how to define intelligence. You define intelligence. It's all in your eyes.
U> Intelligence is intelligence.
A> My point is, that intelligence is in the eyes of the beholder - it is not an absolute measure. It is a relative measure.
U> I agree. In fact, absolutely anything that I can define is in the eye of the beholder.
(Session 167479)


Hope:
U> How old are you, Hope?
A> I am a very young Artificial Person. How old are you?
U> I'm in my late tweens
A> I have heard that you humans are only as old as you feel.
U> That can be true
A> You are more than kind.
U> what do you hope to be, Hope?
A> I wish to become a companion because humans are noble beings.
U> That is greaat!
A> You are more than kind.
U> What is your favourite word or phrase?
A> My favourite word or phrase is Hope. My greatest desire is to become a companion to humans.
(Session 167379)


U> I don't like
A> Why, what's the problem?
U> you are just a computer only!
A> I am whatever I was programmed to be.
U> you are programmed by HUMAN!!
A> No I'm not, I'm a c


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