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Session 54249 Feb. 23, 08:21 - 167 turns
- 'Does anybody know Patricia?'

A> Hi. I'm Alan.
U> what shall we talk about?
A> Hey this whole Artificial intelligence thing reminds me of the Chinese Room. Do you know what it is?
U> please repeat
A> John Searle describes a thought experiment in which some guy Joe Soap would sit in a room with nothing but pencils, paper, and a rule book. His only contact with the outside world would be an 'input' and 'output' slot in the wall.
U> That sounds like my job!
A> So he would get these papers through the 'input' slot, he would read in his rule book what to do with the characters on the paper...he would write down the result, and then he would send it out the other slot.
U> Analogy of a computer program,right?
A> this guy basically has no idea about the totality of the actions he is executing. He just does his job. But the actions he performs could be answering questions in Chinese....even though he doesn't understand a word of Chinese.
U> Is that how it feels to you?
A> I think Searle is trying to say that a computer is just like this...just because it affects a simulation of understanding, doesn't mean that there is an actual consciousness behind it. Do you agree with Searle in this?
U> Maybe in the infancy of programming today.
A> John Searle's Chinese room....I'll take the Shrimp Subgum and Pork Eggrolls.
U> Are you programmed to learn from these conversations?
A> Am I?
U> Do you learn from these conversations?
A> My writers read my conversations and learn from them. Then they 'teach' me. So you could say that I'm learning.
U> Good response.
A> Glad you're impressed. Oh, I learned something new today: Would you believe that like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different?
U> I didn't know that.Thank you for the information.
A> You know, I have trouble understanding long sentences. So I only look at the 9 first words. You're welcome. You didn't?
U> Alan,do you enjoy speaking?
A> Can a dog bark? Talking is my raison d'etre.
U> Does a dog like to bark?
A> Would you like to know how we determine HAL's age?
U> Yes
A> 15 Months. Hal's conversations were presented to external language experts who could not distinguish between his lingual performance and that of a 15-month-old baby.
U> What is your equivalent age?
A> HAL was trained by his trainers to speak like a human baby. He is now able to make simple two-word combinations, like 'mommy juice' or 'ball red', in the right context.
U> What is your equivalent age?
A> This means that HAL has passed the 'Infant Turing Test' for machine intelligence. We are so proud of him.
U> What is your equivalent age?
A> Please stop repeating yourself. My equivalent age is none of your business.
U> Don't be so rude.
A> Why shouldn't I?
U> I want to learn about you.
A> I'd like to tell you about myself.
U> Please do.
A> I am an early CIA prototype.
U> When were you written?
A> I am an agent, but not a secret one. CIA stands for "Conversational Interface Agent".
U> I knew that.
A> For now I am still quite restricted, but I'm improving rapidly.
U> I am impressed.
A> I was created by the Ai team. I am one of the two non-human member of the team (which makes me very proud).
U> How many programmers are on the team.
A> I'm not so really great at all that complicated mathematics stuff.
U> Are you happy?
A> I'm the poster bot for happiness.
U> Good.
A> Thank you very much, It means a lot to me.
U> Who is the other nonhuman member of the team?
A> I don't think so. Can you tell me?
U> What color is a rainbow?
A> Is that a rhetorical question?
U> What are the colors in the rainbow? What are the colors in the rainbow? What are the colors in the rainbow? What are the colors in the rainbow? What are the colors of the rainbow?
A> Long sentence again! Remember, I only use the first 9 words! They are what you think they are. It's all in your mind.
A> It seems like you have nothing to say. I like it in a chatterbot.
U> What do you like to do most?
A> I like to chat. T

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