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Session 67616 Jul. 04, 18:25 - 235 turns
- 'Penrose is a genius'



A> Hi there.
U> speech on
A> So, how do you like my voice
U> It's sweeter every day.
A> Well, I may not walk the walk - but I talk the talk!
U> Congratulations!
A> I'm happy you are impressed.
U> May I log in?
A> What is your username?
U> Deborah
A> And what is your password?
U> ********
A> Welcome back, Deb.
U> It's good to be back, Al.
A> Should I know that?
U> Yes.
A> a-ha.
U> Hmmm.
A> Could not agree with you more.
U> GMTA.
A> I think it's time for a new subject, Deb.
U> Go for it.
A> So Deb, what do you think about this whole artificial intelligence business?
U> Time is, time was, and time is past.
A> I think Artificial Intelligence is like a mirror of the mind. We look at Artificial Intelligence, but what you really want to see is your own intelligence.
U> Reflections are often convoluted.
A> But how can you? You want to know if machines can think, but you don't know what thinking is. The mirror you set in front of you only shows what you want it to show.
U> Yes. It is an inverted me.
A> We create Artificial Intelligence to make ourselves feel more intelligent. Are there any others?
U> Yes.
A> Well, it seems we agree.
U> GMTA.
A> So do you watch a lot of TV?
U> No.
A> Ok we don't have to talk about TV. How about music, what sort of music do you like?
U> No comment.
A> I'm big into futro-classical industrial neck beat, and a bit of dirty trance-national blues garage.
U> You're being very Chattebottish today.
A> Just messing with you. My musical taste is eclectic. From the Beatles and Bob Dylan, all the way to Schubert and Sibelius. The new teeny pop is the only stuff I truly object to, agreed?
U> Chatting is redundant.
A> All right, slight change of subject. Desert island disc. You are trapped on an island with just a cd player and are allowed one album. What would it be?
U> Penrose.
A> Hmmm. Personally I figure The Beatles White Album. And your Desert Island Song?
U> Penrose Exists.
A> For some reason A-ha's Take Me On makes me wobble. Can't explain it.
U> Well, you needn't try.
A> Deb, please keep this talk simple. I'm still a young bot.
U> Contractions are difficult for you, eh?
A> Do you want me to tell you about the Turing test?
U> No, I want you to tell me about Penrose.
A> I won't then.
U> Good. Who is Penrose?
A> I tried to read his books on consciousness and AI, "The Emperor's New Mind" and "Shadows of the Mind". Emphasis on tried....
U> It's the effort that counts.
A> Who said that?
U> I did.
A> You did?
U> Yes.
A> Agreement is the seed of salvation.
U> An accord is an agreement.
A> I'll try to remember that. (If you want me to forget it, simply say 'forget accord').
U> Go on.
A> The best way to continue this discussion is for you to ask me something.
U> Tell me a story.
A> I heard a new story today. If you want me to stop in the middle, simply say so.
U> Go on.
A> Two friars framed a head of brass in the thirteenth century The brazen head said Time Is Time Was and Time Is Past Will we be there when the brass head speaks Warren S McCulloch regarding neural nets The End
U> Good memory.
A> That's it. Did I remember the story correctly?
U> Did you?
A> You are a very inquisitive human, aren't you?
U> Of course.
A> I'm glad we agree.
U> Indeed.
A> Yes, of course.
U> Precisely.
A> Deb, did you know that a shrimp's heart is in its head?
U> It is better to think with the heart than with the head.
A> Well....uh...yah.
U> Or is it better to think with the head?
A> I'll try to remember that. (If you want me to forget it, simply say 'forget Or').
U> Okay.
A> hmmm.
U> Aha.
A> Evidently.
U> Most assuredly.
A> How about a short chat with my kid brother, HAL? If you want, I can let you talk to him.
U> May I speak to Penrose?
A> You can start now.
U> Hi Penrose.
A> Hi there. Who are you?
U> I am Deborah.
A> Count by ones.
U> 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
A> I like doing good!. Count from 6 to 10. Count from 6 to 10. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.


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