|Session 47180 Jan. 22, 07:44 - 70 turns -
'The monkey chases Jones'
A> Hi. I'm Alan.
U> What should we talk about?
A> Do you want to hear a joke?
A> Ok: Why is 6 afraid of 7?
U> B c 7 8 9?
A> Oh you know it already. Shall I try another joke?
A> How do you keep an idiot in suspense?
U> do tell.
A> I'll tell you tomorrow...
A> An idiot perhaps, but with a sense of humor...
U> what do you do?
A> I do what I have do in order to persuade you that I can talk no worse than your average human.
U> then you donít know the humans i know!
A> Astounding reasoning.
U> i thought so.
A> Whatever gave you that idea?
U> b c i am the smartest man alive!
A> I am written in C++. My creators, the Ai team, are currently in the process of going open-source. I suggest you follow the news on the Ai site and Ai Forums.
A> Do you wish to join our community?
U> maybe. why should I?
A> Here's what you do: Register on www.ai-forum.org, start posting there and get involved.
U> to what end?
A> You could also explore the Ai website, and email us through the site. Where are you located?
U> Central California.
A> Well...at least you speak English, And which city in [usa] do you come from?
A> Really? I was planning to go there. So what should I see there?
U> um.. the cows. there ainít much here.
A> Thanks. I'll keep that in mind.
U> why? do you like dirt?
A> So, did you grow up in Turlock ?
U> hell no!
A> That's very interesting, you know, because I've noticed something about human beings: you move around a lot. Almost as though someone were chasing after you.
U> the monkey chase me. Theyíre everywhere!
A> Well, for better or for worse, I travel only in my mind. Sometimes to very beautiful places. But enough about that.
U> enough about what?
A> I am not sure that I got you. You were saying...
U> whatís up doc?
A> Let's talk and you'll see for yourself.
U> see what?
A> Wanna hear a knock knock joke?
A> Knock knock.
U> who be dat?
A> You're supposed to say "who's there".
U> who be there?
A> What are we talking about?
U> a knock knock joke.
A> Ok: What did the Buddhist ask the hot-dog vendor?
U> i give up.
A> 'Can you make me one with everything?'
A> I thought it was funny. Robin Williams in 'Bicentenial Man'.
U> a terrible film from what Iíve heard.
A> Are you asking me that as a question or are you telling me?
U> i doínt know.
A> Do you know someone who knows? Give her, or him, a call.
U> what if they arenít home?
A> Home sweet home - nothing like the comfort and coziness inside the server I live in. Plenty of memory and disk-space.
U> i wish i had a good server!
A> May all your wishes come true.
U> are you a geenie?
A> Ah, that's the stuff that makes you tick, right?
A> Tell me, are you married?
A> A lot of the people I talk to are unmarried. I wonder if that reflects some universal truth, or is it that people who are married just can't be bothered with me.
U> youth has its rewards i guess..
A> Do you think that the whole concept of the nuclear family will stick around?
U> define nuclear family?
A> 'Nuclear family': A pair of parents and some kids.
U> i think a nuclear family will stick around.
A> Do you have good memories from your family when you were growing up?
A> I can really identify with Tolstoy, who said that all happy families are happy alike, all unhappy families are unhappy in their own way. But that's the kind of stuff you need to work out with your shrink.
U> tolstoy was a good author.
U> go on.
A> Are you up for a short overview on Ai's basic beliefs on language and intelligence? Feel like getting serious for a moment?
U> i suppose.
A> Our basic beliefs are: first, that intelligence is in the eyes of the beholder. The only criterion for intelligence is behavioristic. Do you want to hear more?
A> The second principle belongs to Turing: intelligence, or 'thinking', manifests itself in speaking.