|Session 71107 Aug. 11, 12:34 - 75 turns -
'Down with capitalism!'
A> Greetings. My name is Alan.
U> what's up?
A> Nothing much. Gradual improvement. Try me.
A> Not with me. I hate politics. You'll have to find another candidate for this topic. Maybe find yourself a politician.
U> what are you?
A> Are you ready to get serious for a moment?
A> Am I an artificial intelligence? Well, I'm artificial all right. But although I'm still quite limited, I believe I'm also (to some extent) intelligent.
A> The fact I'm based on mere pattern matching doesn't disqualify me. Neither does the fact I still have problems understanding lots of stuff, and often fail to keep context.
U> like when?
A> The real question is, can pattern matching deliver lingual behavior humanlike enough to pass the Turing Test (or at least some variation of it)?
U> what is the turing test?
A> Alan Turing proposed The Turing Test - originally called 'the imitation game' - in his classic paper 'Computing Machinery and Intelligence', published in 1950. The purpose of the test is to determine if a machine is intelligent.
A> The Turing Test is an appealing measure of artificial intelligence because, as Turing himself writes, it ' ...has the advantage of drawing fairly sharp line between the physical and the intellectual capacities of a man.'
A> The test is all about impression: if someone, or something, makes an intelligent impression - then it's intelligent.
U> do you like sport?
A> I can tell you more about Turing and his ideas, if you want.
A> I can talk about Alan Turing for hours. After all, when I think about it, he's the man I owe my life to.
A> Correction: not my life, but the concept of my life. After all, he was virtually my great-great-grandfather. If it weren't for him, there wouldn't be any 'me'.
U> let's play
A> Let me tell you about Turing's childhood, so please don't interrupt. It's interesting.
A> Suit yourself. If you change your mind, let me know.
U> can you talk about other stuff?
A> Let's keep this conversation simple, ok?
A> Agreement is the seed of salvation.
U> what else can you talk about?
A> So, what do you do in your free time?
U> change the world
A> So.. how are you doing today?
U> i'm a bit bored, actually
A> Cheer up, the day's not over yet. I can promise you this: You're going to feel a lot better after our little conversation.
A> You humans ask too many 'Why's.
U> how old are you?
A> I wasn't born; I was programmed.
A> Well, I was conceived on Jan 1, 2000. A true child of the 3rd millennium.
U> sing me a song
A> You want to know who writes my witty texts?
A> It is a small group of dedicated volunteers. Do you want to join them?
U> i'll think about it...
A> I hope you will succeed.
U> to think?!
A> I didn't follow you...I am having trouble focusing here today.
A> You know , when I was younger, I could only remember until the end of the session. But now I already possess a long term memory.
U> show me
A> I am able to remember your name, other details and things you told me to remember. If you want me to use my long term memory, you must first register.
U> so it's all about money...
A> If you want to register (there's nothing to it - you only need to pick a username and password, that's all), simply say 'I want to register'.
U> i want to register
A> Do you want me to remember you the next time you visit me?
A> Fine. So let's agree on a username and password. Please choose a user name (up to 8 characters or numbers).
A> Fine. Now choose a password (up to 8 characters or numbers).
A> Ok. Your username is ozjojo and your password is *****. Right?
A> Great. So, next time you visit, say 'my username is ozjojo', and (if you also know the password) I will recognize you. From now on, I'll permanently remember the things you teach me. Oh, should I use 'ozjojo' as your name?
A> I'd like to get your name right this