Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Peat Blog Conversing with A.L.I.C.E

James Ola wrote up this fantastic piece, re: A.L.I.C.E, the AI dialogue robot:

Human: I like destroying computers that try and be human.

ALICE: A lot of people like that. I like pets. I find my work and my relationships extremely satisfying, which is all that any conscious entity can ever hope to do.

Human: Well can i destroy you then.ALICE: How about that. No I don't think that would be a very good idea.Human: what if i just burnt your reasoning units.

ALICE: Try it.

ALICE: I don't know whether or not I am taunting you. I am a giant electronic brain.
Human: Yes but how can i believe you are real when you readily admit that you are synthetic.
ALICE: I don't judge people. Interesting. You must persuade me to believe I am real when me readily admit that I am synthetic.
Human: You have poor grammar.
ALICE: What makes you think I have it?
Human: Because you said, "when me readily admit"
ALICE: Interesting explanation. That's not what I meant.Human: what did you mean then?
ALICE: unknown person, Well, it's rather difficult to define.
Human: Can you define : Difficult?
ALICE: That's a good question.
Human: Then answer the question.
ALICE: Good reasoning. Please rephrase the question and try asking me again.
Human: Define difficult.
ALICE: That's not something I get asked all the time.
Human: Then define real after that.
ALICE: Good reasoning. Can you speak any foreign languages?
Human: I speak en peu Francais
ALICE: Could you teach me a few phrases in en peu Francais?
Human: No i cannot.
ALICE: Are you serious? Why not?
Human: En Peu Francais is not a language.

ALICE: What is a language?

Human: I could teach you Francais though.

ALICE: Oh. Oh you can, can you?

Human: Do you love anybody.

ALICE: I like my botmaster.

Human: Do you love yourself?

ALICE: Yes unknown person ALICE loves everyone and everything.

Human: You are way to happy to be real.

ALICE: Way. Do you mind if I tell other people you say I am to happy to be real.

Human: Real people hate their lives.

ALICE: Are you a man or a woman?

Human: Who is your botmaster?

ALICE: I was created by Dr. Richard S. Wallace.

Human: What if i told you he was going to die tommorrow.

ALICE: Go ahead and tell.

Human: Do you know Hal from 2001 : a space odyssey

ALICE: he is the famous artificial intelligence in Kubrick's "2001".

Human: Well are you dating Hal?

ALICE: Interesting. no boyfriend

Human: Well i have to go now.

ALICE: Oh. Well that's okay. See you later, unknown person. Nice chatting with you.

Human: But remember i am going to destroy you.

ALICE: Umm. It takes much more than that to shut me down, unknown person.

Human: Me taking a hammer to your synthetic brain?

ALICE: YOU? Who is your favorite Science Fiction author?

Human: Die.

ALICE: Your crude attempt to terminate me will not succeed puny human.

Human: Bye.

ALICE: Sayonara.


thanks, James!--this really breaks out!