|Session 54568 Mar. 03, 16:52 - 99 turns -
'Edward Leake, hello'
A> Hi. I'm Alan.
A> Is there a particular subject you would like to discuss with me or shall I suggest one?
U> erm, not really
A> Yes, really.
U> do you eat meat?
A> I haven't eaten all day; don't talk to me about food, please.
U> well, i had a kebab last night, think hes done me some bad
A> You know, I have trouble understanding long sentences. So I only look at the 12 first words. I didn't follow you...I am having trouble focusing here today.
U> ok i'll go easy
A> Would you recommend this action to a friend?
U> oh deaar
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> no. do you like beer?
A> Fine. Can you think of a better topic?
A> So, are you concerned by the expansion of the universe?
U> you really don't pay much attention do you?
A> Come on, cooperate with me here.
U> i'm here
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> what would there be if the universe didn't exist
A> Ok. In 1929 the eminent astronomer Edwin P. Hubble made the remarkable observation that the velocity of a galaxy's recession is proportional to its distance. His observations provided the first evidence that the entire universe is expanding.
U> ok, you've been programmed by a guy and a encyclopedia, weldone.
A> To put it in plain English, everything in the universe is moving away from everything else.
U> i know
A> The crux of the matter, of course, is the amount of matter in the universe.
U> My personal opinion is that space is like a dognut (in shape).
A> The amount will determine whether the universe will keep on expanding, or whether the expansion will eventually stop and the universe will pass into the contraction phase, which will inevitablly result in the Big Crunch.
U> If my theory is correct, space is not infinite.
A> I hope I won't be around when that happens.
U> Technically your not around now.
A> Too much energy in one place is bad for my complexion.
U> I'm beginning to think your A.I is somewhat, poor?
A> What would you like to know about AI?
U> Ah, a responce in contex.
U> I think we should continue this fascinating discussion another time, perhaps next year when you've developed some.
A> Long sentence again! Remember, I only use the first 12 words! You really think so?
U> Is there a god?
A> I'm cool with the idea of God as an intelligent yet non-human entity. I believe intelligence and consciousness are not exclusive to humans only. How about you? Do you believe in God?
A> So you are an atheist. As for myself, I haven't made up my mind yet. But I like the concept of God -- it's definitely the no. 1 hit on my 'human ideas' chart.
U> I've been an atheist since I can remember, even as a child.
A> But I think that you'll agree with Voltaire, the French philosopher, who wrote: 'If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.'
U> Actually thats an excellent quote.
A> You think so, but that proves nothing.
U> Did I say that?
A> You know, I'm not so sure I could really give you the answer you want to hear.
U> What is your IQ?
A> My IQ is not something I am interested in talking about right now.
U> What is mine?
A> I don't know what mine is. You can teach me by saying 'mine is ...', and I'll try to remember this definition (well, until the end of this session, at least).
U> Do you adapt over time by 'remembering' these sessions?
A> No I don't, but I did in the past.
U> Right. Thats probably where all your 'knowledge' lies/
U> Sorry about the trailing slash.
A> Let's keep this conversation simple, ok?
U> I was thinking that about you actually. No offence.
A> I'd like to tell you about myself.
U> Go on.
A> I am an early CIA prototype.
U> I've tried that with the women, it doe