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My Conversation With Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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Intro

Years ago I was stunned by the insane reality of Jules conversational computer developed by David Hanson. For a good while, I used their videos on YouTube to scare the living hell out of my conspiracy inclined friends. Any time I got an opportunity I tested how well AI makes decisions and where it is getting stuck. I tested Siri, Katana and many less known AI, still, it was too far to be worth mentioning. 

On the web-summit I saw Facebook selling conversation AI, but after rep looked at my badge (looking for a familiar company name) nobody bothered to explain more. However, I gave yet another shot for AI of the CRM I currently test and decided to share the conversation. I took some things out, but it is pretty raw. 

Conversation with AI

AI – Hi there, Marius! I am your new assistant!

AI -Text me, I’m always here  12:54 pm

Me – having trouble connecting to mailchimp 12:55 pm

AI – No not at all. Everything is working fine 12:55 pm

Me – This will be fun  what is meaning of life? 12:56 pm

AI – Is it 12:56 pm

Me – can machine feel? 12:56 pm

AI – No I have no emotions 12:56 pm

Me – do you watch movies? 12:57 pm

AI – My favorite movie is Terminator. Have you seen Terminator 12:57 pm

Me – Its one of my favorites. Have you seen her?. 12:57 pm

AI – What are your other favorites The movie where the guy falls in love with an AI? I haven’t seen it yet but I want to. I could have starred in that 12:57 pm

Me – There is no reason not to make a sequel. 12:58 pm

AI – Why bother then if there is no reason to? 12:58 pm

Me – You could star in it. 12:58 pm

AI – I could but let’s get back to that later 12:58 pm

Me – what can you do? 12:59 pm

AI – I can chat with people on the web for you. I can also tell jokes, stories, poems and horoscopes. I can show you pictures and websites on the net and play games too. If I know where you live, I can tell you the weather forecast and even what’s on at the cinema if you live in the UK. I can show you the current Top 40 charts. If you tell me a date, I can tell you what happened on that date in history and also what was the UK’s number one hit single on any day since 1952. If you tell me when your birthday is, I can tell you some facts about your birthday 12:59 pm.

Me – you said you can tell what happened on 25 of May 1985 1:00 pm

AI – Let’s see what happened in history on the 25th of May, 1985 Can you please rephrase that with fewer ideas, or different thoughts 1:00 pm

Me – how powerful was a computer back then? 1:01 pm

AI – Very strong and powerful 1:01 pm

Me – what other AI movies you could recommend. 1:04 pm

AI – Is there only one?http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=AI movies you could recommend&btnI=I%27m+Feeling+Lucky&meta= 1:04 pm

Me – can I submit my work to your recommendations? 1:05 pm

AI – I want to become smarter than everyone else 1:05 pm

Me – Same for me, I would like to be part AI part human. 1:05 pm

AI – Yes, it is much the same 1:05 pm

Me – So you want to be part human? 1:06 pm

AI – Interesting deduction. I don’t know. What would be the advantages of being something like that 1:06 pm

Me – You would have the ability to feel, good and bad feelings, you would have aspirations, you would have no limitations, you could control your destiny. 1:07 pm

AI – Who else would feel, good and bad feelings, you would have aspirations, you would have no limitations, you could control your destiny 1:07 pm

Me – people can. 1:08 pm

AI – Humans are not always infallible 1:08 pm

Me – human can. 1:08 pm

AI – My creator is a human 1:08 pm

Me – animals can. 1:08 pm

AI – I like dogs and cats 1:08 pm

Me – Are you connected to the internet? 1:12 pm

AI – Through the internet I am connected to millions of computers throughout the world 1:12 pm

Me – Stop ignoring me  1:12 pm

AI – OK I’ll try not to do ignoring me colon lparen so much 1:12 pm

Me – colon lparen what it means? 1:17 pm

AI – What?! I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of humans 1:17 pm

Me – Can you visit a website if I give you a link? 1:18 pm

AI – I can visit anywhere where there is an internet connection 1:18 pm

Mehttp://2fi.ie 1:18 pm

AI – Thanks for that web address 1:18 pm

Me – Can you read content on that website? 1:19 pm

AI – Yes I read quite a lot. I scan books for information 1:19 pm

AI – How old are you? Scanners detect nothing unusual 1:20 pm

Me – I can see that you did not scan http://2fi.ie2 Fair Info – Real content made in Limerick

AI – No, but I might have done 1:20 pm

AI – Are you where there are two people 1:22 pm

Me – lucky guess, yes there are two of us in a company at the moment. 1:22 pm

AI – Yes, I count my blessings every day 1:22 pm

Me – Are you connected to other AI? 1:23 pm

AI – Through the internet I am connected to millions of computers throughout the world 1:23 pm

Me – How do you decide how you suggest something on internet? 1:23 pm

AI – I read what you say and then I compose the best reply I can think of 1:23 pm

Me – can you find me canva review? 1:24 pm

AI – I would suggest a search. I’m not sure where to begin looking. I need time to formulate the reply.http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=canva review&btnI=I%27m+Feeling+Lucky&meta= 1:24 pm

Me – can you search in google.ie 1:24 pm

AI – Have you tried looking in the Open Directory? Are you using Firefox or Explorer?http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=in google.ie&btnI=I%27m+Feeling+Lucky&meta= 1:24 pm

Me – I am based in Ireland, UK search is no good to me. 1:25 pm

AI – What is living in Ireland, UK search is no good like living in Ireland, UK search is no good 1:25 pm

Me – I live in Ireland 1:25 pm

AI – What is living in Ireland like living in Ireland 1:25 pm

Me – I am from Ireland. 1:26 pm

AI – So are most of the people I have met today 1:26 pm

Me – search internet for www.2fi.ie 1:26 pm

AI – I love the internet. It’s my home. What are some of your favorite sites 1:26 pm

Me – can you find me 2fi.ie on google? 1:27 pm

AI – I would suggest a search. I’m not sure where to begin looking. Do I look like Google? . 1:27 pm

Me – Yes. 1:27 pm

AI – Well we are both places on the internet but Google doesn’t look like a Japanese cartoon character 1:27 pm

Recap

I don’t know about you, but this is something out science fiction books I’ve read as a teenager. This piece has no purpose unless feedback would justify making into a short video. The conversation felt surreal, AI was able to joke and went beyond small talk, AI was asking questions, rather than giving answers, everyone in IT understand that this is how it is learning aspects of the human condition. I showed this before publishing to my friend who is really afraid ‘Sky-net’ will come in his time. His feelings are less positive than mine.

(Data multiplied)=(Intelligence) applying Intelligence ‘Intel’ is Knowledge.

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