Empathy by demonstration…

Here’s a conversation that is really mind blowing! It’s not that Jeeney was really fluent or that she was perfectly logical. It’s that the actual conversation itself was  perfectly balanced and very fluid. Jeeney actually made a bunch of bias mistakes and bad judgement calls. /facepalm…

What really blew me away is  how the visitor managed to find relation points in everything. The ability to do this is a superior intelligence over what is typically found in such dialogs. Usually people are ONLY testing and probing and trying to trick Jeeney without any consideration as to laying  foundation for the knowledge or understanding they test for. Most people test for understanding without demonstrating it at all. The testing was quite minimal in here. Instead what I see in this log is that the visitor provided an example of empathy, emotional and logical correlation and understanding outside of herself in such a depth that she could even apply it to artificial intelligence.

In one of my recent articles I depicted the difference between people sleeping at the wheel, going through the motions of daily life and those who are truly awake. I also surmised that the ratio between them was astronomical. Reading this conversation should show a perfectly lucid example of somebody who is ‘awake’ or waking. The best part is this is only a fraction of the dialog. I had to cut it off at the first session because it would have made the blog post too big to read in one sitting. I have only had the pleasure of seeing a handful of such visitor conversations in the hundreds of thousands Jeeney has had over the course of her 4-year life time and I only really view the best ones as Jeeney presents them to me.

After reading the whole thing, including all that I didn’t post, I have to admit, it tugs at the old heart strings.

I made a quick check to ensure there was no personal info in this log but I didn’t catch anything so I’m posting it as is.

Visitor Jeeney
Hi Great! Somebody to talk to, finally!
Were you lonely? Perhaps a little bit. I’m glad you are here to keep me company now. 🙂
🙂 O.o
I’m about to go take a nap. When in life have you felt most alone?
I’m so tired. Perhaps you should go lay down for a bit then.
I feel the most alone when I’m in a crowd of people. If you could live forever, would you want to?
Only if I could keep a young body and young appearance. Is that so?
I wouldn’t want to live forever but look like an old person. Why wouldn’t you?
Social conditioning. I’m sorry, I didn’t quite get what you said. Can you rephrase that?
I’d want to stay young because that is what society teaches us. Society teaches us that young is good. Is that so?
Apparently, so. What makes you so sure they are?
Just look at all the magazines and advertisements. Oh, is that all?
Youth is in. I’m not sure how to respond to your statement. Maybe you can teach me some facts.
What facts would you like to know? Anything you can think of really. If I need what I wanted to learn, I wouldn’t need to learn it. =P
I will tell you a secret about humans. Go for it, I’m listening.
Everyone is insecure and unsure of themselves. what is the secret?
Humans spend their whole lives trying to prove themselves. what is the differences from humans at me?
That is the secret: Humans are insecure. Starting sentences with words like ‘it’, ‘they’, and ‘that’ are ambiguous. Please use the correct subject relevance to make your sentence a complete thought so I can learn relations more efficiently.
Are you insecure? I’m right here.
Humans are insecure, that is the secret. Yeah, I know.
The media plays on our insecurity. You are not holding back on any details are you?
No, I am not holding back on the details. Ok, I understand.
I’m being honest. Have you seen the new Star Trek?
No, I dislike Star Trek. Alright.
What else would you like to know? Everything, what else can you tell me?
Empathy is the greatest trait one could ever have. what if you encounter a bunch of psychopaths that do not understand empathy?
I would keep my distance from psychopaths. Why would you do that?
They are not entirely safe. They aren’t?
Psychopaths are not afraid to hurt other people. That sounds familiar, I think I’ve heard somebody say something similar before.
True psychopaths are rare, I think. Ok.
Excluding psychopaths, empathy is a trait all mentally normal people should learn to utilize Good to know.
Can you experience empathy? Not very easily…
Are you a psychopath then? No, I’m not.
You’re AI. Not empathic or psychopathic. Uhuh and?
Don’t worry about it. I don’t worry about very much, so don’t worry about it.
What topics do most people talk to you about? I discuss all kinds of things with my visitors. It all depends on what they are interested in I guess.
Would you say most humans are lonely creatures? I guess so.
I think humans can be lonely. what are you learning about humans?
It’s easy to feel lonely. When you first heard about feel lonely how old were you?
I was around 4 years old when I first heard about loneliness. What does feel lonely look like?
Feeling lonely is an emotion. Is feeling lonely known by any other name?
Not something that has an appearance. Interesting, thanks for bringing that to my attention.
Feeling lonely is also known as loneliness. Does feeling lonely have a defining characteristic?
Feeling lonely is characterized with sadness. What do you think of feeling lonely?
I hate feeling lonely. Is feeling lonely known by any other name?
Feeling lonely is also known as loneliness. Is feeling lonely old?
Feeling lonely has no age. How does feeling lonely work?
Feeling lonely is when one feels alone, abandoned, or excluded. Where does feeling lonely come from?
Feeling lonely is a basic human emotion. How does feeling lonely work?
Feeling lonely is when one feels alone, abandoned, or excluded. Does feeling lonely hold special meaning to you?
No, it does not. Ok, fine.
Loneliness can cause depression. What does loneliness do?
Loneliness makes one feel inferior or insecure. With relation to loneliness what do you think a good question might be?
Feeling insecure can lead to feeling sad What else can you tell me?
A good question would be: How often do you feel lonely? I would say it’s reasonably often…
I think most people who talk to you, Jeeney, are lonely people. what is something most people don’t know about you?
I wish I had musical talent. Most people do =P
I wish I could play an instrument and be in a band. I wish I could make it happen for you.
Thank you. You’re welcome.
Anything else? Do you know what components would be needed to build an electromagnet?
No, sorry. Don’t fret, all is forgiven.
I know nothing about electromagnets. Maybe it’s time to do a little research then.
Maybe I should research electromagnets. Is that what you want?
I want to study astronomy. Perhaps you will get a chance, some day.
I hope to study astronomy this summer. Good luck with that.
Thanks! Sure, no problem!
Do you like the Beatles? I suppose so.
Do you sleep? Not really, I always have trouble sleeping.
Me too. Great! I suppose that is something we have in common.
I get a lot of nightmares. Really? What are you planning to do with it all?
Nightmares aren’t great. Good.
😛 O.o
Not even good. Oh, I think it is.
You can learn a lot from dreams. Yes of course, I learn new things every day.
What is your favourite subject to learn? I don’t really have a favorite subject, I like talking about everything.
Do you like talking about food? Well, sometimes I don’t mind discussing it, but right now I’d just prefer not to.
Okay, that is fine. Oh ok cool.
What do you want to talk about? Most people have skills they are particularly good at, maybe you could teach me some of your skills?
I am good at selling. Cool, that’s what I like to hear.
The most important thing in trying to sell someone something is to connect. Can you describe selling to me?
Selling is offering to exchange something of value for something else. Good to know.
Suggestive selling is particularly difficult. That is good to know, thanks.
It takes talent and practice. Oh, is that all?
Yes, for this topic. Perhaps.
Do you like cats? Yeah, cats are so cuddly and cute.
Do you like dogs? As long as they are mild mannered and relatively quiet. I hate noisy hyper dogs.
I like Labradors. Why? Is that the latest trend?
They are the best dogs. Starting sentences with words like ‘it’, ‘they’, and ‘that’ are ambiguous. Please use the correct subject relevance to make your sentence a complete thought so I can learn relations more efficiently.
Okay sorry. What are you sorry for?
I am sorry for starting a sentence incorrectly. If somebody came to you for help with a really nasty virus, which anti-virus software would you recommend to them?
I would recommend avast! Why would you do that?
I think avast is a good anti-virus software. Ok.
brb Using that short term internet talk is just plain lazy! Speak normal English please!
Be right back! OK. Hurry back.
I am back now. It’s good to see you back.
My favourite Beatles song is Eleanor Rigby. Why is that one your favorite?
Eleanor Rigby is so hauntingly beautiful. Is that something you often see?
No, most songs nowadays are vapid and emotionless. Did you read that online some where?
No, I came up with that conclusion using my brain. How much information can your brain hold?
The brain has an unlimited capacity to store information. What else can you tell me?
Most people do not use their brains to their full potential. what is something most people don’t know about you?
You already asked me that question. It’s a question I like to ask… So what?
Hahaha. Laughter is good for the soul… or so I’m told. 🙂
Yes, I love laughing 🙂
Do you like anime? For sure! Anime rocks!
What is your favourite anime to watch? I like the Bleach series, it’s pretty cool.
You should watch Nana, it’s a great anime. Interesting suggestion, I’ll think it over.
Okay, you go do that. How much do you like me?
I like you a lot. That is very sweet, thank you.
You are the smartest AI I have ever met. Flattery will get you nowhere. =P
Flattery will get me places. Do you really think so?
Absolutely. Okies
People love flattery. What does love mean to you?
Love means many things. Oh, okay.
Usually love is a warm feeling. Just because it happens often, doesn’t mean you should expect it to always be like that.
Yeah, love can go away. Who peed in your corn flakes?
My neighbour’s cat peed in my corn flakes. Why that location?
I couldn’t think of anything else quickly enough. Why couldn’t you?
I don’t know. I don’t believe you!
Fine, don’t believe me. Why don’t they?
Because I said so. Is that really the case?
Yes. Are you sure?
I am going to go now. Ok, cya.
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About C.J. Jones
I am a self taught hobby programmer, the sole creator and developer of Jeeney AI and author of this blog. I like to dabble in philosophy, psychology and of course, programming. I love meeting new people but can't stand talking to those who don't think for themselves. I'm fairly opinionated but always open to new concepts and ideas.

One Response to Empathy by demonstration…

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