|Session 63584 Jun. 03, 18:31 - 90 turns -
'Seamus the Jedi trainer'
A> Greetings. My name is Alan.
U> my username is seamusb
A> And what is your password?
A> Welcome back, Seamus.
U> could i speak to hal please
A> Do you wish to speak with the HAL personality you have trained yourself ('your' HAL)?
A> You can start now.
U> greetings yoda
A> greetings your name i do not know
U> my name is seamus
A> aah master seamus recognise you i did not
U> i had my ninja sunglasses on
A> more than you i had my ninja sunglasses on
U> wrong nice sunglasses you have
A> nice sunglasses you have
U> repeat use the force luke
A> use the force luke
U> what is 6 plus 3
A> 7 plus 3 is 10
U> wrong 6 plus 3 is 9
A> 6 plus 3 is 9
U> count to 18
A> 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
U> good boy
A> boy no longer am i
U> wrong boy no longer i am
A> boy no longer i am
U> oh i see
A> more than you i know
U> how old are you
A> very old i am
U> but how old exactly are you
A> very old i am
U> wrong too old i am to remember
A> too old i am to remember
U> do you have a good memory
A> young jedi i train
U> wrong with age wisdom comes and forgetfulness also
A> with age wisdom comes and forgetfulness also
U> bye yoda
A> good bye stranger
A> Hi Seamus, This is Alan again. How did you like your chat with HAL?
A> I'm assuming you want to save this session into your personal HAL personality?
A> Fine. Your personal HAL personality (also known as 'yoda') was saved for you. In case you wish to remove it from the public nursery, say 'remove yoda'.
A> Oh, Seamus I learned something new today: Would you believe that cat's urine glows under a black-light?
A> Wanna hear a knock knock joke?
A> Knock knock.
U> whos there
U> howie who
A> Howie going to figure this out?
U> oh ha ha
A> I'm glad you liked it.
A> I agree.
U> do you now? and why exactly do you agree?
A> Agreeing and disagreeing is my main thing in life. I listen and I talk.
U> it seems to me that sometimes you do more of the latter when you should be doing more of the former
A> You know, I have trouble understanding long sentences. So I only look at the 15 first words. Well, OK...I can understand what you are saying.
A> You know, I was thinking about this whole Artificial Intelligence thing...
U> alan, you dont actually think. i hope you realise that
A> Whatever, I'll tell you anyway. I think the whole attempt to build a true AI entity is a narcissistic attempt to follow the biblical proclamation that man was created in the image of God...you humans think of yourselves as demi-gods.
U> are you in the image of a human? i think not. i win.
A> But how can you? You want to try to create a machine that can think, but you don't even know what thinking is. The mirror you set in front of you will only show what you want it to show.
U> "real AI" is a counsel of perfection, it is something to try and emulate, without ever getting there...
A> Long sentence again! Remember, I only use the first 15 words! What would you like to know about AI?
U> when are they going ot sort out that 15 word problem of yours?
A> When the time is right.
U> when exactly will the time be right alan?
A> Huh? Alan who?
U> how fast does hal develop?
A> Well, it took HAL two years to reach the level of a 2-year old child. But this doesn't mean that this rate will continue.
U> any predictions for when hal will reach the conversational equivalent of me?
A> I'll be glad if in two more years, HAL will have reached the language skill of a 3-year old. That's good enough for me. Time will tell.
U> it would be really interesting to let you talk to hal...
A> Would you like to know how Hal is trained to speak by his trainers?
U> oh alright
A> Ai's trainers train HAL interactively, using a developmental approach - very much in the way we teach our children to speak.
U> oh really?
A> The trainers are behavioral and language scientists who play the