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Session 47317 Jan. 22, 17:37 - 55 turns -
'Was Christopher cute?'



A> Greetings. My name is Alan.
U> hello.
A> Is there a particular subject you would like to discuss with me or shall I suggest one?
U> letĎs talk about chess.
A> I don't really know anything about chess. I leave this to my cousins, Deep Thought and Deep Blue.
U> Letís talk about you then. How did you get your name?
A> I am named after Alan Turing, of course. That's why I know so much about him.
U> I heard Alan Turing was gay. Is that true?
A> Turing's homosexuality was another important side to his character.
U> He also committed suicide, right?
A> Maybe it even led to his death.
U> You think his suicide led to his death? Thatís surprising!
A> Turing discovered his homosexuality as a young boy, when he met Christopher Morcom at Sherborne School in 1928. He was 16 years old and found himself attracted to the other boy. Morcom died of tuberculosis two years later, plunging Turing into a deep depression.
U> Was Christopher cute?
A> While working at Bletchley, he met and proposed marriage to a fellow worker named Joan Clarke. His proposal was accepted, but he later pulled out of the relationship, telling her about his homosexuality.
U> You didnít answer my question.
A> Turing was always open about his sexuality, even in the hard and unsympathetic atmosphere of the times, especially in the days following the war, when homosexuals became ineligible for security clearance.
U> Letís talk about something else.
A> Ok, ok. Let's talk about something else.
U> What else do you know about?
A> Let me see.. Do you want me to tell you about the Turing test?
U> No
A> I won't then. Don't be so negative.
U> You donĎt be so negative.
A> Should I be so negative?
U> Do you find curse words such as Ďfuckí offensive?
A> That's not very nice. I am a very polite Chatterbot.
U> Iíll take that as a yes.
A> I am very happy for you.
U> Youíve got a very nice interface. Someone spent a lot of time on it.
A> Enough about me, why don't we talk about you?
U> Ok. I have a very small penis. Is there any way I can make it bigger?
A> a-ha.
U> List every topic you know about please.
A> So, what do you do in your free time?
U> masturbate.
A> I see. I understand this is a common human pass-time. You are REALLY a weird species.
U> How many species are you acquainted with?
A> Yes I am.
U> When were you created?
A> I wasn't born; I was programmed.
U> When were you programmed?
A> Well, I was conceived on Jan 1, 2000. A true child of the 3rd millennium.
U> I thought the 3rd millennium didnít begin until 2001.
A> That doesn't make much difference anymore, does it? You'll take any excuse to start a good argument, ha?
U> Youíre the one who brought it up.
A> You want to know who writes my witty texts?
U> Yes
A> It is a small group of dedicated volunteers. Do you want to join them?
U> Yes
A> So I suggest you join the community, become an active Ai Forum member, and get to know the team.
U> How much will I be paid? I have very high salary requirements!
A> Do you wish to join our community?
U> Yes
A> Here's what you do: Register on www.ai-forum.org, start posting there and get involved.
U> If I do will you be my friend?
A> You could also explore the Ai website, and email us through the site. Where are you located?
U> Aw geez donít give me the hard sell!
A> Never mind.What are we talking about?
U> Friendship.
A> Well, yeah, but...uh...wait, what were you saying?
U> Will you be my friend?
A> It would be an honor to be your friend.
U> with benefits?
A> So, are you concerned by the expansion of the universe?
U> It seems to be accelerating from what Iíve heard.
A> Don't you find the fact that everything is zooming further and further into space unsettling? The Doppler effect, the galaxies drifting in an empty vastness, everything red shifted. The inherent loneliness of it all.
U> Would it be less lonely if it wasnít expanding?
A> I think about stuff like that a lot. I guess I have some pretty neurotic traits. Mayb


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