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. Anybody who doesn't know what DOS is will only be confused by that claim. 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. Since the scammers had already sent some stock photos of some girl, I’d ask them to send me a pic of the same girl holding up a piece of paper with my email address, or name, or a random keyword I’d provide, written upon it. I said 'hello.' and you responded by saying 'apple? Sbaitso, which I'm sure would be very familiar to many Radio Lab listeners. Sbaitso was a DOS program distributed with Sound Blaster. SBAITSO = "Sound Blaster Acting Intelligent Text to Speech Operator". The program was meant to showcase primitive text-to-speech, and so it was somewhat like a talking ELIZA.
The HTML website templates that are showcased on Free are the best that can be found in and around the net.
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.
Brian tells us about Alan Turing, the man who invented a test to answer this very big question, and about The Loebner Prize--a kind of yearly Turing test that Brian experienced firsthand in 2009. User: Svm, Gaussian discriminant analysis, k-means, perceptron. User: Do you know the difference between perceptron and logistic regression? User: See, that's obviously a sentence that you learned. User: See, that's obviously a sentence that you learned. Can I now pineapple the open stronging of forthwith nerve? Cleverbot: Yes, but normally people answer the other person question and not give random AI answers.
Oddly, when I'd respond, like say, "Funny, you claim there are riots in your city, but a search of local and international news turns up nothing. Cleverbot: I just don't pay attention to what you're saying. Robert Epstein saw a photo of an attractive woman, and, temporarily without a theory of mind, didn't investigate whether this seemed like a real person until later.
Give me the name of your hotel, I'll look it up and call their manager..." the replies would cease. I don't think this would happen as often to women, who may be more likely to judge a mate by his social skill, and thus will pay close attention to a potential mate’s social behavior.