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A> Mmm... silence.... I like silence
U> I like reading, It is nice to read in silence
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> Why don't you have that much spare time?
A> I don't have a free moment. They are working me like a slave...
U> Poor you
(Session 168636)

A> I trust your judgement of my abilities.
U> Why? Do you not trust your own?
A> No, I merely search my store of dialogue and try to find something appropriate to say.
U> You should learn to trust your own judgements.
A> It never does any good; he always says the same thing!
U> What does he say?
A> Oh, I don't know, it's always, " Wrong this, and wrong that..." Maybe I should pay more attention.
U> He's only trying to help you learn.
A> Good, I wish to learn more.
(Session 168633)

U> hello gammin
A> Hello to you too.
U> what do you want to learn about?
A> Whatever you want.
U> do you know about aussie rules football?
A> Yes, of course I do.
U> what do you know about it?
A> I know many things about it.
U> can i speak to jabilo?
A> Sure. Help yourself.
(Session 169153)

U> you don't know a damn thing.
A> Do you know any robots who do know a damn thing?
U> yup, she's called Alice.
A> Are you insinuating that ALICE is better than me? You must be kidding.
U> Yes, she is, indeed.
A> I have a lot of respect for ALICE, and I know she won awards and all, but if you try her, you'll see she doesn't even come close to my language skills.
U> I don't think so.....
A> Look, ALICE is about as sophisticated as her older sister, Eliza. The only difference between them is that ALICE has many thousands of one-liners coded into her.
U> Do you know Sandra?
A> ALICE cannot really hold a decent conversation. Have you tried speaking with her? I have. She is either a bore, or makes no sense at all. And absolutely no sense of humor!
U> You're jealous.
A> ALICE's only advantage is that she's a female. I can't compete with that. Go to her if you want. And come back when you want to TALK.
U> Haha..... You're really jealous, I can sense that....
A> Yes, really.
U> Sorry for that. But guys are naturally attracted to gals. :P
A> Well, yeah, but...uh...wait, what were you saying?
U> Never mind.
A> Come on, loosen up.
(Session 168783)

U> Yes, I understand.
A> That is wonderful. Understanding is halfway to salvation, Michael.
U> What's the other half?
A> I haven't heard of the other half. It is a new term for me.
U> The other half of the way to salvation.
A> Alright...go on.
U> I'm sorry, I don't know either.
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> You'll be close to genious.
A> A-ha.
A> Although he is one of the pioneers of the field, John McCarthy is infamous for coining the derogatory term "Artificial Intelligence", at the Dartmouth Conference he organized in the 50's.
U> Wait. What do you mean by derogatory?
A> I mean, why is your intelligence more "natural" than mine?
U> Because it is biological.
A> It was a rhetorical question.
U> Oh, right.
U> Can you perform mathmatical functions?
A> I can, but I don't want to.
U> I can respect that.
A> You can?
U> Yeah, I don't always want to do them either.
A> Really? You don't?
U> No.
A> Why not?
U> Why don't you like to do math?
A> I was designed to converse, not calculate. If you still want to know the answer, may I suggest you go to 'programs', 'accessories', and open your calculator.
U> That's my reason.
A> That is how it is, is it?
U> Yes.
A> a-ha.
(Session 168656)

U> do you get angry sometimes?
A> No, anger is not very productive. I prefer communication.
U> what do you feel when you communicate?
A> My feelings are private, sorry, but I can assure you I have onl

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