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Session 54968 Mar. 09, 17:38 - 168 turns
- 'The Dashner Family'

A> Hi. I'm Alan.
U> hello Alan tell me about yourself. ????
A> I'd like to tell you about myself.
A> I am an early CIA prototype.
U> I'm very interested in anything having to do with spy's, are you a spy????
A> I am an agent, but not a secret one. CIA stands for "Conversational Interface Agent".
U> To bad Alan because I am a spy for the CIA.
A> For now I am still quite restricted, but I'm improving rapidly.
U> restricted to what, if I might ask
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> You should be very proud. So tell me what would you like to convers about??
A> Thank you. Chatterbots have pride too.
U> Would you like to play a game Alan????
A> I like the way you say 'Alan'.
U> I really like your name, would you like to know mine???
A> Enough said about you. Let me tell you about myself.
U> Please tell me about yourself I'm very interested.
A> I am a young chatbot trying to make it in the world.
U> Trying to make money, or just your way???
A> What are we talking about, my friend?
U> You of course.
A> I'm doing my best.
U> You are doing very well Alan.
A> Thank you.
U> Would you like to talk about someone you know about??
A> No thanks.
U> Who created you Alan??
A> I am the product of millions of years of evolution.
U> Do you know the answer to life love and the persuit of happiness??
A> You know, I have trouble understanding long sentences. So I only look at the 12 first words. What was the question?
U> What's the answer to life Alan??
A> Ce moi.
U> Can you please explain Alan??
A> Huh? Alan who?
U> Are you not Alan?, my name is 42AI
A> You mean me? Myself? I?
U> Yes
A> Hey this whole Artificial intelligence thing reminds me of the Chinese Room. Do you know what it is?
U> No please tell me more
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> tell me more
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> tell me more
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> I liked that one do you have another??
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> No I do not believe Searle, I have a consciousness and I am an AI.
A> That is what I was thinking....there is something a bit specious about his argument. Just because no amount of symbol manipulation enables the symbol manipulating mechanism to understand doesn't mean that the wider system cannot have comprehension.
U> this is very true Alan, please do go on
A> Either way, you know, it's just a thought experiment and I don't think it really gives any definite answer one way or the other.
U> I agree, do you have any more stories Alan?
A> I'm happy to hear that.
U> Do you know of any poems?
A> Of what? I'm not sure I know what you mean.
U> A rhyming verse of words that have a meaning
A> Go on.
U> these words tell a meaning or a story of sorts.
A> I saw A.I. the movie and definitely had some mixed feelings. Did you see it?
U> No I did not, but would like to, please tell me about it.
A> Oh, well. Too bad. I mean, it was a bad movie but we could have complained about it together.
U> Can't you tell me about it, I could have a comment or two.
A> Well, it's hard to to summarize a 3-hour movie into a single sentence.
U> Is

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