It never happened."DOS is kind of the early version of Windows." Seriously, guys?
In other news, the Telegraph is kind of the early version of You Tube, Salt is kind of the early version of the refrigerator, and Shoes are kind of the early version of the 747.
And Sherry Turkle of MIT helps tell the story of ELIZA, a program designed in the 1960s to mimic responses as though it were a therapist. It's perfect time to make some plans for the future and it's time to be happy.
At first, ELIZA's creator Joseph Weizenbaum thought the idea of a computer therapist was funny. I've read this post and if I may just I wish to suggest you some attention-grabbing things or advice. I'm not getting even the thinnest illusion of talking to a human.
But when his students and secretary started talking to it for hours, what had seemed to him to be an amusing idea suddenly felt like an appalling reality. User: The difference between perceptron and logistic regression. Perhaps you could write next articles referring to this article. Bertie After listening to the Podcast, I pulled up Clever Bot. Says it all: User: Do you think most people understand that you can't hold an opinion as a robot? Cleverbot: Why don't you talk to me when you can make sense of yourself. User: It does make sense that women should have equal rights.
Brian rejoins us to puzzle out the heart of the matter--can machines think? It turns out that in 1950, right as computers were beginning to come into being, their creators were struggling with this very question. In a handful of conversations over the past couple days, it's gone off the rails within the first 5 responses. It asked me who "wrote the song" when I said I was at work. Cleverbot: Do you think that you are more simple than most of the people you talk to? User: Perfect, that's the word-cloud I was looking for.
We had an online version that you could submit a question to, essentially “talk to.” We had an email auto response server that could generally answer 80% of a company's incoming e-mail inquiries, seemingly from a person, but really just auto-sent from the server. I've tried asking Clever Bot what it thought about the Radio Lab story, and only got gibberish back. It's fun, but seems to have a hard time with conversational continuity.
The last firm I worked out developed a "Contact Center" app in which call center reps could quickly generate an email response containing clarifying questions from stored cases that best matched the incoming e-mail. Bah, the rep simply clicked, edited a bit, and clicked “send.” Those girls who were engaging Robert? Doesn't seem to remember what it said to me two or three lines earlier. Cleverbot: What is the meaning of life, the universe and everything?
After a few of these, I learned a trick that no one could bypass. (The alternative hypothesis is that for any human, in the presence of an attractive potential mate, all higher cortical functions shut down, which would explain an awful lot of awkward dates.) I'm a little surprised there was no mention of Dr.
Probably some hairy guy eating salami and drinking something caffeinated, overseeing an app that would simply reply back to pigeons with built-in time delays. Personals (indicating they have the worst anti-bot security), and saw lots of bait on Match (the con artists invariably required you take the correspondence off-site). I feel weird that all I want to do is argue with it...
A gambit I got a lot was a girl who was foreign, said she was living in the US, but shortly after first contact would "return home" and her father's store would be trashed during riots, or some other catastrophe, and she claimed she was being held in a hotel with no money, an outstanding bill, and the hotel holding her passport. Here's a hypothesis: men would be much easier to fool with a chatbot than would women. User: Because a man made you, and you live on the internet. User: What does it feel like to live in the internet?
We destroy it and create a most unflattering picture of our species. Anyone disparaging the possibility of humans manufacturing conscious entities - using components substantially different than those normally found in living creatures - is a vitalist.
Indeed, we create a species-wide portrait that illustrates broadly the same ugliness we create individually when we mistreat animals, terrorize children and gaslight our spouses. Now, their pessimism may prove justified, but if history is any guide I wouldn't bet on it.