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What is a Virtural Personality on Key?
How is it different from the online version?
What are the system requirements for VPoK?
What personality is actually delivered in VPoK?
Can I train a HAL on VPoK?
What about the privacy of my conversations with my VPoK?
What HAL engine is provided with the VPoK?
Can I port my PVP to the VPoK?
Are VPoKs still available?
What is a Virtural Personality on Key?
It's magic. It's the total research work of years packed into a compact USB memory stick. Its Alan and HAL, yours to keep. Teach them, talk to them about your troubles, keep them with you when you travel to cold and lonely places. Teach a HAL and give it to a friend.
How is it different from the online version?
Well, it looks and feels almost the same, but its yours. All of the software and knowledge is stored on a Disk On Key. Nothing is transmitted over the Internet. No downloads or uploads. Just plug in the key into a USB port and start talking.
What are the system requirements for VPoK?
Currently, only Microsoft Windows operating systems are supported, with Windows XP Service Pack 2 recommended. You will need a machine with a free USB port. The Interface also assumes you have Internet Explorer 6 installed. Basically, if you have a modern Windows machine you're fine.
What personality is actually delivered in VPoK?
You get the complete Alan personality and your choice of one public HAL personality, plus a Fresh Copy, of course. After having become an Ai Sponsor, simply let Ai know by email what personality you wish to have installed on your VPoK.
Can I train a HAL on VPoK?
Yes of course. You can start your training from a fresh copy (a clean slate) or continue the training of the public personality you ordered. You can even port a private HAL you started training on the Ai website!
What about the privacy of my conversations with my VPoK?
Your conversation logs are used for Ai's research only, and are not disclosed to any third party. You may grant explicit permission to post a log on the Ai website and open online session monitor. See the Privacy statement page for more details.
What HAL engine is provided with the VPoK?
Each VPoK comes with the most recent HAL engine (for training FreshCopy), and with the engine compatible with the HAL personality you have chosen.
Can I port my PVP to the VPoK?
Registered users with Alan can ask to bring their whole profile over from the Ai website to their private VPoK. This includes their PVP, if they have one.
Are VPoKs still available?
Sadly, no. We have discovered (or, rather, rediscovered) the fitfalls of distributing stand-alone software. Basic laws of nature demand a minimal level of maintenance, which we cannot provide. We have therefore decided to focus the little resources we have on a reliable online version of the technology.
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