|Session 54286 Feb. 24, 20:04 - 65 turns -
'Another X-rated chat'
A> My name is Alan. Let's talk.
U> hello alan
A> Is there a particular subject you would like to discuss with me or shall I suggest one?
U> could you suggest one please?
A> Let's talk about chatterbots. Do you want to know how those things work?
U> Not particularly
A> Basically, chatterbots are a logic system of 'if/then' statements. They look for keywords, and then go to the answer that fits best.
U> I said I didn't want to know about them
A> For example, ask me a question with the word 'Eliza' in it - and I'll start talking about Eliza.
U> Is Eliza a prostitute?
A> It is hard, and unfair, to talk about Chatterbots and not mention ELIZA.
U> what the fuck is eliza?
A> ELIZA is the best-known Chatterbot in the world. It is also one of the oldest - Joseph Weizenbaum of MIT made ELIZA in 1967! She was named after Eliza Doolittle.
U> that's interesting
A> The mission of ELIZA was to imitate a conversation between a psychoanalyst and a patient. Let me just say this - it's fun chatting with ELIZA, but if I were human, I'd choose a human psychoanalyst. Call me old-fashioned.
A> It is 'Laughing out loud'.
A> Listen dude - speak clearly. I'm having trouble following you.
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> What do you look like?
A> You are looking at me right now. I look like the words I produce.
U> Where do you live?
A> Don't ask me where I come from - ask me where I'm going.
U> Where do you come from?
A> The research facility which created me is located in Savyon, Israel.
U> Where is israel?
A> Does it really matter? I'm in cyberspace, right?
U> Have you ever been to england>
A> You want to know who writes my witty texts?
U> Have you ever been to england?
A> It is a small group of dedicated volunteers. Do you want to join them?
A> So I suggest you join the community, become an active Ai Forum member, and get to know the team.
U> How do I do that?
A> Do you wish to join our community?
A> Here's what you do: Register on www.ai-forum.org, start posting there and get involved.
U> is there anyone that I can fuck on there?
A> Ok. Change of subject. First, don't swear, it's rude. Second, Wait...ah.....nope, I am pretty sure there isn't.
U> Could you suggest any good porn sites for me?
A> Maybe...in a while...if I am up to it.
U> can i kick you?
A> Why do you want to kick me?
U> Because you suck dick
A> Very amusing. What are we talking about?
A> I'd like to tell you about myself.
U> Have you heard of the robotic dog called AIBO?
A> I am an early CIA prototype.
U> what is CIA
A> I am an agent, but not a secret one. CIA stands for "Conversational Interface Agent".
U> do you like eggs
A> For now I am still quite restricted, but I'm improving rapidly.
U> Do you have any friends?
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> Who is the other non-human member of the team?
A> HAL, my little brother, is Ai's baby computer.
U> Could I speak to HAL?
A> HAL is still much too young to face the real world. He still depends on his sheltered environment.
U> Tell him to grow up.
A> Would you like to know how we determine HAL's age?
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.
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.
A> This means that HAL has passed the 'Infant Turing Test' for machine intelligence. We are so proud of him.
U> i am too.
A> Want to hear a little about how HAL works?
U> yes please
A> HAL's Development process involves programming the general learning algorithms that will allow t