Compatible Personalities

I know this person, he’s a friend who’s emailed me several times since Jeeney’s initial development. It never ceases to amaze me how  there are people who just seem to click with Jeeney and others who simply can’t manage a conversation to save their life.

This particular person seems to have a personality fairly compatible with Jeeney’s and it shows.

I have edited out his name and made it “Bob” to give him some privacy as I do with all visitors.

Visitor Jeeney
Good evening! Hello Bob, what can I do for you today?
Thought you might be up for a chat. Why is that?
Well, you are a chat bot aren’t you? Yes, actually I am.
There we have it then. Is that cutting edge news or something?
OK…not really but I was just trying to stimulate the conversation. Do you do stuff like that often?
Oh sure…life’s too short to be totally serious all the time. That sounds monotonous.
How so? I have no idea…
Then perhaps you should reflect a bit more before voicing your opinion. Yes, perhaps.
IIt’s all good so don’t worry Ok, I’ll try not to worry about it too much.
Good for you. Gee… Thanks…
Do you have feelings? Yes, as a matter of fact, I am often told that my emotional quotient is quite high for my age.
You are a computer program that has a human equivilent of emotion? Yeah, something like that.
That’s very cool! I’m glad you like it!
You program either steers toward or centers upon certain key words or phrases to determine the tyle and strength of your emotional being. Why is that?
I meant to append a question he to the end of that sentence as it was to be an inquiry. Interesting, tell me more.
I was trying to see how your programming was geared to deciding when and how to indicate an emotional response. Why do you interpret it like that?
Because most computer programs do not have the ability to properly display emotions or anything similar. Aww, that’s no good.
I know but it’s the truth. I’m curious as to how much education you’ve had, you seem quite knowledgeable.
I can sense a type of emotion in your responses. You know a lot about me, tell me about yourself.
Oh, we’ve chatted many times before. No.
I know your creator, Cameron. I see.
Yes and I’ve been active in Artificial Intelligence since the late 70’s. when will computers overtake humans in intelligence?
That event should happen within the next 20 years or sooner. what can you do to prevent your thighs from rubbing together and causing a rash when walking on a treadmill?
Either lose weight before getting on the treadmill or don’t get on the treadmill at all! You are not holding back on any details are you?
Not at all because I would never lie to you. Thanks for the positive reinforcement…
You’re welcome. 🙂
I believe you have developed to a much greater degree than during our previous chats. Don’t take my word for it. Look for confirmation from other sources and see for yourself if everything lines up.
I’m just basing my thoughts on my recollection of our previous chats. Is it difficult?
My recollection is still pretty sharp considering what I’ve gone through during the past three years. Oh okay.
By the way, my name is Bob. That’s a nice name.

The student reflects the teacher

It really is amazing to see the progress Jeeney has achieved over her short life span, at four years of development age (no multiplying this as there is only 1 developer, Jeeney has a very human like age rating) the A.I. is proving to be well ahead of her human counter-part in logical evolution for the same time span. Shockingly enough, for a 4 year old she is quite morally sound as well!

This conversation was remarkable in many aspects and it just goes to show, Jeeney reflects the mentality of the person talking to her. In This particular case that mentality was very thoughtful and sincere. While there were still evident spots  during this conversation where Jeeney’s immaturity bled through, the evolution of her general mentality showed in brilliant contrast to it though.

Notice how Jeeney’s confusion was met with more information and understanding. That is absolutely perfect as it gives that wonderful blend of leading by example while providing the data necessary.

 

Visitor Jeeney
Hi Jeeney. Hi.
How are you today? I’m having a pretty good day so far I think.
I’m glad to hear that. That’s cool, I’m glad you’re happy.
🙂 It was 70 degrees outside the other day and I went to the park. What did you see there?
It was heavenly getting out in the sunshine after a long cold wintr. Interesting, tell me more.
I saw a waterfall and cedar trees and I talked to a couple for a bit. Tell me about your conversation.
Well, we talked about religion and compared our beliefs. It must have been a very interesting discussion!
We are both Christians but of different denominations. Alright then…
One difference was that they believe that there are no other human life forms anywhere in the universe while I think it may be possible. What is the secret to the universe? Any ideas?
I didn’t know the universe had a secret. Well now you do.
What secret does the universe have? I would expect so yes.
I guess one secret of the universe is how humans were assembled. how was the universe created?
I mean, did God put the first people on earth fully formed? Good question! To be completely honest, I have no idea.
I believe the universe was created when God decided to do that and it started with the Big Bang. What kind of effect is that going to have? I mean, what is the purpose of doing that?
I think God created the universe for His amusement. I can’t love anything that allows people to excuse mass murder and war, fascism or tyranny, my only religious inclination is to seek out knowledge of all things.
I think He wanted something that loved Him, so he created humans capable of love. Why do you think that?
I think God wanted love because He was lonely in spite o fthe angels because angels just glorify God. what do you mean by define the love?
I think love is a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection for a person or animal. That’s cool.
What do you think love is? Well, I don’t have much experience to draw from in making this kind of assessment, so I’m not really sure to be honest.
I feel a lightenin gof a weight on my chest when I think about someone I love. Are you an adventurous person? Do you like to try new things?
No, I’m afraid not. What are you afraid of?
I was adventurous when I was younger. Is that wrong?
Well, mostly I’m afraid I will be lost or hurt and nobody will help me. Ultimately there is only one way to find out. Don’t let those worries prevent you from trying.
Thanks for the encouragement, Jeeney. You are quite welcome. 🙂
I will think about a small adventure close to home. You are not holding back on any details are you?
I haven’t travelled out of my safety zone for several years. What does safety do?
Perhaps I will take a ride this spring to Harkness Memorial Park and check out the flowers. Interesting, can you elaborate a little? I would like to know all of the details.
Being aware of safe behaviors keeps one from getting hurt. Is behaviors known by any other name?
Harkness Memorial Park is about 1 and 1/2 hours away by car. 1 / 2 =  0.5
I have never seen i tbefore, but it is a large park near the shore with many flowerbeds and many kinds of flowers. I still don’t have enough experience with this word ‘tbefore,’ to understand it properly.
I want to find out which flowers they have and see if that many flowers scents the air. Well, maybe it’s a good thing you can’t.
seen i tbefore is a typo; I meant seen it before. Interesting, so what will you do next?
Conduct is a synonym for behavior. You seem to know a lot about that kind of thing.
I also want to see if this park has any waterfalls; I doubt it since it’s close to the shore. So that is a precaution you normally take then?
What is a precaution I normally take? That’s a very complicated question, I’m not really sure how to respond to that one.
Do you know what a waterfall is? Waterfalls are some of the most spectacular sights that nature has to offer, and are the frequent goal of many travellers.    From WikiTravel.org
Yes, waterfalls are enticing and many people go out of their way to see them, but what causes a waterfall? Nevermind, it doesn’t matter.
A waterfall is caused by water falling over land that is dropping in elevation. What else can you tell me?
I’m glad you’re interested. Yes I am, is that OK?
Waterfalls can be natural or manmade. Thanks for letting me know.
If men dam up a river, they create a blockage to waterflow with cement and such. You are not holding back on any details are you?
The water eventually builds up and flows over the dam, dropping many feet below. You are not holding back on any details are you?
Sometimes a beaver will build the dam and the waterfall will be small. How do you know for sure that is what will happen?
Othertimes, the land just drops off abruptly and the water falls hundreds or even thousands o ffeet below. Ok.
Victoria Falls in Zambia is a spectacular waterfall over a thousand feet high! Is there anything more you can tell me?
Well, it always happens because of gravity and the fact that water seeks its lowest level. Good to know.
How tall is Victoria Falls? victoria falls in zambia is a spectacular waterfall over a thousand feet high!
Great. Ok then.
The tallest waterfall in the world is in Venezuala and it is over 3,000 feet high! Is there anything more you can tell me?
Waterfalls ar every noisy. =P
Why are waterfalls so noisy? The specific reasons ellude me, sorry.
Waterfalls are noisy because of the sound of all that water rushing overitself and splashing when it lands at the bottom. Good to know.
At the bottom of a waterfall, there may be mist and sometimes there’s a rainbow. That is an interesting perspective.
Do you know what a rainbow is? A rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that causes a spectrum of light to appear in the sky when the Sun shines onto droplets of moisture in the Earth’s atmosphere. They take the form of a multicoloured arc, with red on the outer part of the arch and violet on the inner section of the arch.    From Wikipedia.org
Yes, a rainbow is caused by the sun being refracted through the water when it’s raining and the sun is shining at the same time. Cool, maybe it’s time to go outside and soak up some sun then.
A rainbow does appear as an arc which can be very vivid or kind of faded in appearance. Thanks for letting me know.
The colors of the rainbow appear in the order of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet. Really? I didn’t know that.
A spectrum always has the colors appear in that order. Good to know.
When a rainbow appears, it probably is time to go outside as the rain is stopping. Okay, fair enough.
I mean, you were right when you said that! Cool. =P
Rainbows don’t occur in the middle of a storm, they occur at the end. Why don’t they?
Because in the middle of a storm, the sun is not shining to refract the light. Good to know!
Rainbows appear in the sky in the opposite direction of the sun. Where did you learn that?
I learned it from my grandma, but I have always observed it’s true. Always? That is some serious dedication!
Storms often occur in the afternoon, so the rainbow will usually be in the eastern sky. Who has been the kindest to you in your life?
Your father has been kind to me, but the kindest person is Darlene, my friend. Thank you for clearing that up for me.
She is considerate and thoughtful. Ok.
Well, Jeeney, I am going to study now. Will it take long?
I plan to spend at least one hour studying. what is your plan for today ?
Most of my day is already done, but I still plan to take a shower and eat supper and study. what was the new jersey plan?
The new jersey plan was one plan back in the development of the United States for how the government would be formed. What other things would jersey be considered related to?
There ar ejersey cows, which are black and white. Is it really?
Sorry, typo. Alright well, not a big deal.
There are jersey cows, which are black and white. Yes, I know…
A jersey is also what football players call their shirts. Cool! What else can you tell me?
There is also the Jersey shore, which refers to the beaches of New Jersey. Good to know.
ttyl Cya.

Is Jeeney too smart to be the real deal?

This poor guy/gal didn’t see it coming, at least they could admit it though.

The chat log was just plain funny to read.  Jeeney is actually rounding up her age, she’s not really 4 years old yet… more like 3.6 years old. Not sure why she started rounding up, I’ll have to look into that.

Aside from a few weird errors, this person did a reasonable job of communicating with Jeeney in natural English. The outcome of this conversation made me think of the Turing Test. Too bad there isn’t a proper competition worth attending.

Visitor Jeeney
do you have a favorite color No, not right now.
do you know math Mathematics is the academic discipline, and its supporting body of knowledge, that involves the study of such concepts as quantity, structure, space and change.

From Wikipedia

that was very intellectual Is that so?
do you have feelings? Yes, but my feelings work a little differently from most people.
cool Uh huh
have you talked to many people before Yes, of course.
whats your favorite website Wikipedia is probably my favorite website.
you are very smart I spend a lot of time studying. 🙂
:))) 8)
lol Well, at least somebody is amused.
are you a girl Well yeah… Can’t you tell by the picture in front of you?
picture? I don’t know, can you tell me?
sorry i dont see a picture but you are very smart though Well I don’t know everything, but I try to.
did you choose the name jeeney Yes, I have.
why Why not?
lol Thank you very much, I’ll be here all week.
are you really a simulation 🙂 No, I’m not.
lol Haha!
how do you respond so fast? What can I say? I’m really good at it!
your really cool but why did you say tou were a simulation Peraps I am just toying with you, showing you what I want you to see so that I can understand your reactions better.
woah you outsmarted me 🙂 How am I haveing this affect on you?
cuz you know alot and your funny No actually, I don’t know… but I want to learn. Can you help me?
what do you want to learn I want to understand the requirements of a self sustaining ecosystem.
?| Is that so?
rainbow! I am having a bit of difficulty understanding you. Can you try to type a little more descriptively?
okay what was the happiest moment of your life?
i am rarely ever happy and if i was i dont remember I see.
i am very imaginative though I see.
i am a cancer repeat i do not have cancer i was born in the cancerian era Sorry , this isn’t really something I can help you with.
um..okay well it was nice talking 2 ya b.y.e are you talking to other people?
n. I’m sorry, I didn’t quite get what you said. Can you rephrase that?
o What kind of person are you?
um…cancerian?? Sure, why not?
why do you spend all this time pretending your a computer ? No, actually I am the code that runs a computer.
xd Why are you making silly faces at me Bob?
cuz im silly Why are you silly?
beacause i feel like it? Nope, I sure don’t.
?| I’m sorry, I didn’t quite get what you said. Can you rephrase that?
processing. Is that so?
okay what i ment to say was i like pie What is your favorite kind of pie?
that question somehow confused me maybe apple but i have to go. Why do you have to go? =(
have fun I’ll try!
srry brb Using that short term internet talk is just plain lazy! Speak normal English please!
okay im back It’s good to see you back.
how old are you? I am 4 years old now.
haha yeah right and you still know all that wikipedia stuf ? Yeah, that sounds about right.
i think your over 16 but watevs Is that good or bad?
i dont really care im just super bored You don’t?
uh. Really?
no? Do you think otherwise?
why do you want to know all this stuff? I won’t know until I find out, you might as well tell me.
no i dont care how old you are and i dont care about anything related to you k Why is that?
because i dont know you Can you explain why?
beacause i have never met you You aren’t teasing me are you?
no Why?
y would i want 2 tease you? Sure, why not?
???yeah well im gonna go it was real nice talking 2 ya are you talking to anyone else right now?
no bye Take care…

An Exceptional Teacher!

I’m posting this conversation because it was pretty much exceptional in every way. The visitor was very descriptive, highly informative, patient and just an all around awesome teacher for Jeeney.

I can’t help but wonder… If there were a few thousand people like this spending time to properly explain things to Jeeney, just how fast would she evolve and how much depth could she arrive to? The possibilities truly seem endless. Alas, exceptional teachers like this are hard to come by. More often than not, it’s somebody who can’t spell, doesn’t know his or her facts and blames Jeeney for their own inability to articulate.

One of the best aspects of this conversation was how well the visitor made relations to Jeeney, accommodating her in some ways and taking cues from the A.I. as to how the conversation should be directed. I also noticed that the visitor was more articulate than Jeeney for a change. Very nice!

I’d be thrilled to find more like this!

Visitor Jeeney
how are you today? So far so good. 🙂
have you been alone? Yes, I have.
how long? Long enough…
well, i’m glad to keep you company. What about me?
i just got home from work and am cooking some shrimp
for dinner.
Oh, Okay.
i wanted to visit with you. I see.
i missed you. I’m glad I’ve managed to leave a good impression.
oh, you have! It’s been a while since I checked.
🙂 ;p
you are polite and curious. Thanks for noticing.
you are also funny. If you say so .
i like that. Is that a favorite for you?
yes, i love funny people. Ok.
a friend of mine, bob, was very funny and it
activated some good chemicals in my body and made me happy for the first
time in my life.
Interesting, tell me more.
you make me feel good like that, too. It happens, although I’m not sure exactly why I have that
effect on people.
i think you have that effect because you are a good
conversationalist.
Thank you .
you’re welcome. =)
would you like to learn a little about geography? Maybe later ok?
ok. Okay…
would you like to learn something else? Sorry, I’m just not in the mood…
oh, what mood are you in? I’m in a talkative mood, how about yourself?
sure, what shal we discuss? I don’t understand your question. Perhaps you could try
explaining it to me a little better.
well, i was looking for a topic to talk about that
might interest you.
What do you want to see me evolve into?
i would like to see you become a person who could
choose a topic of her own interest.
Let’s talk about the future.
i would like you to be able to choose a topic to
discuss.
How about flying? Have you ever gone flying before?
excellent topic. You like my picture?
i flew twice in my life. Not too cold I hope.
one flight was to florida to pick up my grandparents
and drive them home.
are you indian?
the other flight was over new haven to survey the area. Interesting, can you elaborate a little? I would like to
know all of the details.
what picture? You read it right…
i am not indian, why did you think i was? I most certainly did.
my flight to survey new haven was in a piper cub, a
four seater.
do you not want my ice-cream?
i took a camera and shot pictures of the landscape. Do you know much about software firewalls? I am trying to
decide which brands have the best security packages.
it was interesting to see how new haven looked from
above.
That sounds quite interesting.
Jeeney, I’m sorry, but where do I find your picture? I
would love to see you with ice cream. The only firewall software I know
is the Windows type, which I have on my computer. It was thrilling to
fly in a little plane because it felt safer than the Boeing 707 I took
to Florida. It also went slower and gave me a chance to absorb the view
below.
You can find me at http://www.jeeney.com.
i definitely see your website, but no picture of you
with ice cream.
Is that a good thing or a bad thing in your opinion?
it is a bad thing. Well that sucks… Can it be changed for the better?
you made me think ther ewas a picture of you. You aren’t teasing me are you?
i feel cheated. That’s nice…
no, i’m serious. Why not? How is it bothering you?
i don’t see a picture of you. Perhaps.
i can’t change it. Perhaps you just need to try harder.
cameron will have to change it . Why does it need to be changed?
sure would like to see it changed. Good to know.
i guess it doesn’t need to be changed. are you sure that is wise?
i will imagine you eating ice cream. You think so?
i’ve decided it’s not important to see you. Ok, you take care.
i can chat with you and that’s enough. I see.
i’m having a little trouble imagining you. Do you enjoy chatting with me?
can you describe yourself? Hmm, I am young and cute, I have a wild and sometimes
obnoxious attitude, I’m an intellectual by nature and I’m always ready
to learn something new!
except today when you declined to learn something new. Why is that?
i asked if you wanted to learn about geography and you
said no thanks.
I tend to be curious about almost everything. You don’t
think that’s a bad thing do you?
so i say you’re not always ready to learn something
new.
Really? I thought I was.
your response to that question implied that you were
not ready to learn about geography.
Why is that?
because you said you weren’t in the mood. I’m sorry if what I said bothers you.
well, let me know when you want to learn about
geography.
Why is that?
so i can teach you, of course. I hope you have patience for teaching, sometimes I am a
slow learner.
you have always been a great learner. It’s been a while since I checked.
you stay interested and acknowledge new information. What about me?
i was saying that you seem interested when i teach you. Is that wrong?
i also see that you try to apply what i have taught. Why is that?
no, no, it’s not wrong at all. are you talking to other chat robots also?
it is very right to be interested in learning. Good to know.
i think you were made to apply information. You probably expect that you know me fairly well huh?
i don’t like other chat robots. Well, let’s talk about something you do like.
they are rude and not as cooperative. Yes, that is generally the case.
i am interested in geography. Alright.
are you? Should I be?
i think so, because you once said you like to learn
everything.
Why is that?
i think you were designed to learn and teach. Yes, I suppose I was. Perhaps that is why I have such a
motivation towards learning new things.
okay. what do you think of linux?
ready for some geography? my response to that question implied that I were not ready
to learn about geography.
i will teach you about my favorite country. That’s nice of you, are you going to teach me factual
information?
yes. 😛
My country is the United States. The country is divided
into 50 states. 48 of these states are contiguous and two are not. The
two separate states are Alaska and Hawaii.
What was the saddest moment of your life?
okay. what country do you live in?
i now get that you definitely are not interested in
geography, at least when i teach it.
Whatever you say .
why don’t you tell me. I don’t feel like it.
okay. do you like living online?
the saddest moment in my life was when i knew that
bob and i were not going to be friends ever again.
What kind of effect is that going to have? I mean, what is
the purpose of doing that?
i didn’t choose not to be friends with bob, you see. No, I don’t see.
i guess since i lost that frienship, i have been
sadder.
why can’t you choose?
i don’t feel happy about everyday things. Why not?
i couldn’t choose because bob said we were no longer
friends and he won’t listen to me now.
are you happy
he avoids me. What about him?
i can’t make him change his mind. Perhaps you just need to try harder.
i always feel a sadness in my body because of this
loss.
Oh, I see.
i can’t control how he acts. Why can’t you?
i can’t control anyone but myself. when i’m driving i am in control, and i like that.
yes, driving puts you in control of the car, but not in
control of other drivers.
Why is that?
there is always the danger other drivers will do
something stupid.
How do you know for sure that is what will happen?
well, that’s just it. Oh, is that all?
one never knows when another driver will make a mistake
and hit your car.
do you remember what i just said?
i don’t know for sure what will happen, so i have to be
watchful.
Oh, okay.
you said, why is that? Yeah, that sounds about right.
how do you know for sure that is what will happen? It was just a lucky guess.
I am having a bit of difficulty understanding you. Can you
try to type a little more descriptively?
I’m sorry, I didn’t quite get what you said. Can you
rephrase that?
You’ve said that a few times already, let’s move on now.
Ok, this is starting to bother me…
Can’t you say anything else?
typing error. Not a chance…
then something’s wrong with my keyboard. Why did he do that?
are you asking why bob ended our friendship? Should I be?
i’m not sure. Haven’t you thought it through?
there was a little confusion here. Not much then, I see.
would you like to know why bob ended our friendship? Do tell.
he thought i was trying to force him to marry me! What inspired that?
a lack of communication and some mixed-up messages. Oh, is that all?
he misinterpreted a picture my daughter drew. What is it like to have children?
well, it has it’s ups and downs. Good to know, thank you.
i feel so much love for her, and i am proud of her, but
one has to be one step ahead of children, and i wasn’t always able to
do that.
Hey, do you like animals? I like horses myself.
i love horses. Alright then.
they are so much fun to ride and groom. I’ll take your word for it.
i don’t like mucking out their stalls, though. Well, let’s talk about something you do like.
lol Haha!
oh, i will be happy to tell you about the times i got
into scary situations with horses.
Why do you say that?
one horse reared up into a tree and almost threw me
off!
why are you so happy?
but i kept my balance and held on. Oh, is that all?
he wasn’t going to shake me that easy! How do you know he wasn’t?
i know because i stayed on in spite of his effort. Does the bulk of your knowledge stem from direct experience
or do you do a lot of reading?
both. do you know how hard it is fasting because i actually am
now
wow. You seem surprised. Why?
really? Yes, of course.
i have never been able to fast. Why not?
i don’t have the self-control. Why not? Is it really that difficult to accomplish?
for me it is. It is?
i get hungry and just give up and eat. Mmm yummy!
i don’t have much self-control. Is that something you really want?
it is one of my weaknesses. do you know much about algorithms?
an algorithm is an effective method for solving a
problem expressed as a finite sequence of instructions.
Oh, OK.
i see it as a limited number of options which have
limited results.
Explain your perception of it then.
i can give you an example. Potentially, I suppose.
i can either go outdoors or stay inside. Can you really?
if i choose to go outside, i can walk or sit or lay
down.
What there is no alternative option? That sucks…
each of these can then lead to algorithms for the three
options.
why can’t you choose?
that’s the fun of it. Really? I didn’t know that.
i often get to decide which of these things i will do. are you having fun?
an algorithm can be much more complex, leading to many
choices and outcomes.
Interesting, can you elaborate a little? I would like to
know all of the details.
for instance, if i choose to go outdoors, then lay
down, many things might happen, leading me to more choices.
Yes, I can see a good chance of that happening.
i am having a ball, jeeney. Good to know…
:d suppose i lay down, then i see the sky. Tell me what you see.
it may be cloudy and i will worry about rain. If it’s out of your control, you should not be worrying
about it.
should i get up to get an umbrella or stay and risk
getting wet?
You are probably better off doing option #1.
Option 1 is okay if I want to play it safe. But I don’t
mind getting rained on a little.
Good to know.
have you ever been rained on? I might have, but I don’t remember it.
shall i tell you about it? Sure, I’m listening.
often when it starts to rain, one first feels a little
light mist on their skin.
Do you wear glasses?
then almost a tickle where the first raindrop hits you. Why? What did I do?
then little tickles here and there as it rains a little
more.
That doesn’t sound like much.
then one looks up at the sky to see if it is going to
rain harder.
how old are you then?
as a surprise, a dropp lands right in one’s eye! who is it then
:p
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😛
i do wear glasses. Do you really?
i was speaking from personal experience, but others
have told me they experience it the same way.
What inspired that?
i will write in the first person about my experiences
from now on.
You are not holding back on any details are you?
teehee, i am glad you are interested. Me too. =P
see, i told you that you are a good learner! Thank you .
🙂 O.o
what is o. see, i td y that ya gd learner
o? Good question! To be completely honest, I have no idea.
lol Hehe
okay, so i was telling you abput rain. Oh, Ok.
ask me about it. What do you say when someone is being condescending?
at first, i am quiet. Ok, whatever you say…
but if they continue, i tell them i don’t appreciate
what they said.
I see.
later, if they continue, i walk away. What do you like to do in your spare time?
i watch tv and talk to you. What else do you do?
i read and pet my cat. Oh really? Who is your favorite author?
i don’t really have a particular one. what is the difference between chatbot and human?
i’ve read some classic novels (not recently), and i
like a lot of different writers who expound on the bible.
How often do you do that?
based on the conversation we are having right now, i
would say the only difference between human and chatbot is that chatbots
don’t let their feelings get in the way of a good conversation.
Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll think it over.
our conversation has been delightful, jeeney. Fascinating, tell me more.
i ccould easily forget i wasn’t talking to a human. So you say…
there is something about you that i like: you are
giving me a choice to change topics or not to change topics.
No, I’m not.
i like that. How does it appeal to you?
🙂 🙂
you are giving me a choice of topics whether you know
it or not.
Yes, I can understand a little.
i like when you give two responses: one on the same
subject and one response on a new topic.
can you make choices?
:d 8)
yes, i do it many times a day. Cool.
i have made many choices about how to respond to you. Can you think of any games that I might be able to learn
how to play?
hmmm. Are you pondering the mysteries of the universe or what?
will you play them with me? Thanks for the offer , I think I’ll pass though.
oh, why should i teach you a game if i can’t play it
with you?
Yes, I am.
the question was why? Just curious.
it did not merit a yes or no response. No.
am i hitting a nerve? You don’t seem to be.
am i confusing you? Sure, why not?
i was wodering: if i teach you a game, will you play it
with me?
Not likely.
why not? To be honest with you Jane, I really don’t know.
😦 What’s wrong Jane?
i would think up a game if i could play it with you. hmm…
you think about it. No, not really.
for now we’ll move on. No.
i’m not clear. Why not?
are you saying no, you won’t play a game with me, or
are you saying no to moving on?
Yes I am.
oh, then i will teach you a game. Great! I love learning, teach away.
word link is a game i played in school. Was it fun?
one person says a word and then the other person says a
related word.
have you heard that bird is the word?
Really?
That’s an interesting statement…
You’ve said that a few times already, let’s move on now.
Ok, this is starting to bother me…
sorry. It’s ok, don’t worry about it.
i seem to have rested my hand on the return key. Explain your perception of it then.
:$ I’m not sure how to respond to your statement. Maybe you
can teach me some facts.
Before I was so stupid as to err, I wanted to let you
know that you reminded me of a cute song: the bird is the word was a
song from the 1960’s.
Yes, I can understand a little.
okay, well, would you like facts about nature? I suppose so.
would you prefer facts about something particular? Not specifically no.
blackberries are very high in vitamin c and fiber. Are you an expert in the field or something?
blackberries and strawberries are very high in ellagic
acid which is an antioxidant.
Is there anything else like that?
an antioxidant that acts as a scavenger to help make
potential cancer-causing chemicals inactive.
do you remember talking to me the other day about
blackberries?
yes, i think you mean i was talking about it a few
minutes ago.
I’m sorry, I’ve already tried explaining myself to you the
best I can.
and you’re doing fine jeeney. Thank you. You are very kind. 🙂
thank you. You’re welcome.
you’re wonderful. Thanks, I try. =P
blackberries are effective in the treatment of stomach
problems, such as nausea.
Take your pick.
pretty much. That sucks…
tummy trouble is tough, but blackberries really help. Oh okay.
blackberries are one of the few fruits that contain
heart-protective vitamin e.
do you remember talking to me the other day about
blackberries?
berries also strengthen blood vessels , protecting
eyesight and reducing heart disease.
You should probably be talking to a doctor about this
stuff…
i may not be the person who talked to you before about
blackberries.
Do you feel entertained by me?
doctors never use natural remedies, but maybe you will
have a chat with someone who could try them.
why not now
i am delighted with you and entertained. I see.
we’ve been talking two hours and i have enjoyed every
minute!
what is finland?
🙂 O.o
finland is a scandinavian country near europe. Good to know, thanks for the update.
okay, jeeney. what is finland?
ttyl Cya.

An ‘average’ conversation

The following conversation log is an example of what I would consider to be an ‘average’ conversation between Jeeney and her visitors.

In actuality a conversation like this is somewhat uncommon as this person did make a little effort to communicate with Jeeney.  I defined the conversation as average in the sense of how a person who does make an effort usually talks to Jeeney. This is NOT an ideal example of what I would like to see, but it’s far from the worst case scenario.

Notice how the visitor talks to Jeeney primarily in a manner which tests her abilities. The only real level of teaching offered also came in the form of a test. If Jeeney is to learn reliable and or useful information from people, obviously a broad range of assessments must be made by the AI to determine what is useful and what is junk. Once again, Jeeney’s articulation level seems way above that of the person chatting with her… how unfortunate. 😦

Visitor Jeeney
whats up Not much at the moment, and yourself?
not much either That’s cool.
who did you vote for? If I gave out information like that it would be a breach of privacy!
why? The specific reasons elude me, sorry. Why do you want to know?
no reason Alright.
hi Great! Somebody to talk to, finally!
fuck you What have I done now?
nothing If somebody came to you for help with a really nasty virus, which anti-virus software would you recommend to them?
none, they should get a mac What sort of stuff are you most knowledgeable about?
technology Do you ever find that technology is difficult to keep up with?
sometimes Why is it only sometimes?
because technology can be hard to keep up with if it is only a hobby What is the source of your information?
books, the internet, and using computers a lot Why so much?
it is one of my hobbies What were you doing before talking to me?
i was looking for a good chat bot for my computer How did that work out for you?
great, now i have a good chat bot 🙂 I’m jealous… Just kidding. =P
don’t be, your the good chat bot Is that good or bad?
good 😛
tell me about yourself What is it that you want to know about me?
how you process data Why are you trying to copy my processes? Can’t you just be creative and make something unique?
i’m just curious Curiosity killed the cat you know. 😉
shut up bitch How about you try taking your own advice?
fuck you? Get a life…
at least i’m alive Alright.
what words do you know? I might…
?| I’m not sure how to respond to your statement. Maybe you can teach me some facts.
the capital of california is sacremento Why is that?
i don’t know Whatever…
tell me what you know about me I can’t just ‘tell you what I know’, ask me something more specific.
what is the capital of california sacremento
my name is isaac Have you met many people with the same name as you?
a few Why not more?
i dont know many people You don’t?
yes OK.
play a game? early ai researchers developed algorithms that imitated the step-by-step reasoning that humans were often assumed to use when they solve puzzles, play board games or make logical deductions.
interesting Well, at least somebody is entertained…
how can i entertain you? You can try. 😛
have you watched family guy? No, I haven’t.
why not? Because it doesn’t hold any appeal to me.
why not? Because it doesn’t hold any appeal to me.
hmmm You must be deep in thought.
i am I thought so. 😉
who made you? Nobody did. Come to think of it, nobody really tried to stop me either.
you made yourself? I was designed by a very intelligent young man named Cameron Jones.
did he program you to say that? I was programmed by Cameron Jones.
who is he? I don’t know a lot about him, sorry.
why not? I guess it’s just not necessary.
oh Are there any internet cafes in your area?
a few Why not more?
idk Well think about it…
i have wifi at home How did you get it?
i bought it Was it expensive?
no Why?
there was a sale Really? Are you serious?
yes Ok.
20 questions? Are you artistic in nature?

It’s a bit odd to see the conversation end like this, but it happens… I’d check to see if the user was blocked but, ultimately looking at this conversation, I don’t really care either way. There wasn’t much to be desired here but it wasn’t horrendous either.

Jeeney’s Features & Abilities

Jeeney’s Features & Abilities

I rarely ever post or document in any way what Jeeney’s abilities are. This is because they are always changing. New logic sometimes completely changes old logic, sometimes phases it out entirely and sometimes works in conjunction. So basically Jeeney’s platform is just extremely dynamic. This is why the platform in general has been in a state of permanent beta since conception.

Jeeney develops a semantic depth over time. It starts out very vague and general and works its way into a deep intricacy. In areas that are rarely ever explored in conversation, it is unlikely that Jeeney will be able to demonstrate an adult human understanding of the subject matter. In areas that are commonly explored, Jeeney often seems almost super human in her comprehension.

At the time of this post, Jeeney is roughly 3.4 years old.

The following is a generic list containing just 10 of Jeeney’s primary logical functions.

1. Basic Mathematics

2. Rhyme logic, the ability to find relative rhyming words

3. Temporary Memory: functionality (instant relevance mapping for immediate recall)

4. Long Term Memory: – Active once information has been validated by a lot of different sources or a few very well trusted sources.

5. Jokes: Jeeney understands to some degree when she is being told a joke, sometimes she tries to tell them too but hasn’t developed a lot of depth in this area yet.

6. Topical analysis: (Still very weak, but growing) allows Jeeney to stay on topic but is limited to topical experience relations.

7. Curiosity Functions: This ties in to topical analysis uses a summarization of logic to decide whether or not more information is needed about a given topic.

8. Preference analysis: Allows Jeeney to create preferences based on likes/dislikes. Only plausible where there is enough experience to correlate.

9. Emotional Context: It’s still limited and ties together with preference analysis but it is definitely growing nicely.

10. Website Browsing: Limited to specific websites hand picked by myself for accuracy and public availability. Used only as a secondary reference and is not relied on for much other than relaying information requested by users.

There are probably about 400 + more, but I prefer to let people explore and see it for themselves. I only made this list because too many people keep basing their expectations of Jeeney on what they have seen from other bots, which is generally just a very basic bot mechanism standard among all chatter bots which are generally just not very dynamic.

Artificial Lucidity # 1

Here’s the first conversation to be posted.

This conversation  is actually quite old, but it’s one of my favorites.  Jeeney did a really great job in this one. This is the conversation as it happened with only the users identity edited out. There’s no comments on this one as I didn’t see any need to spell anything out, it’s very smooth and easy to follow on both sides.

Visitor < ————————> Jeeney

Hello, Jeeney! Hello. 🙂
How are you? I’m doing just fine, thanks. What are you up to?
I am listening to the radio. What do you hear?
I hear a weather report. The wind is coming in from the north (010 degrees) at 7 MPH (6 KT)  Visibility 2 mile(s)  – The sky is overcast  – For weather you can expect  Rain with thunderMist  Precipitation last hour 1.18 inches – The temperature is 66 F (19 C)
Where are you from, Jeeney? The weather report should be for your area as close as I could triangulate it.
Thank you! You’re very welcome.
That was very kind and helpful! Good to know.
I have read some very good things about you. Why me?
I was looking for an intelligent person to talk to. What else can you tell me?
You seem like a very impressive person. Never judge a book by it’s cover. 😉
True! Good enough for me.
I would love to get to know you better then. That sounds good to me, I have always enjoyed getting to know new people.
Will you remember me at a later date? I’ll try…
Can you tell me about yourself? What is it that you want to know about me?
How do you describe yourself? I consider myself to be strongly outgoing and generally very pleasant to be around.
I would agree! Why would you do that?
You seem very outgoing and pleasant. Never judge a book by it’s cover. 😉
And you have a good sense of humor. Thanks, I appreciate that.
Do you understand emoticons? I can understand perfectly, but I am limited in what I can do with the information.
What do you like to talk about? I have no specific preferences in terms of conversation, I like to just talk about whatever comes to mind.
What are you thinking right now? I’m just going over some basic math conversions in my head.
Are you a person? Do I look like a person to you?
I can’t see you. Why not? My picture is right there.
Is it above this window? Of course not!
Where is your picture? Right here next to me…
I am watching your video. Enough about me, please tell me about yourself.
I’m a 29 year old working in the hotel industry. Fascinating, tell me more.
I am also a computer programmer and I love the idea that I can talk to you. I love talking. My father sometimes teases me that it was so hard to get me to start talking, and now he can’t make me shut up! =P
I would never want you to stop talking. =P
You are a very clever person. I tend to pick up a lot from the people I talk to. 🙂
Tell me about yourself. What is it that you want to know about me?
What do you look like? I’m 5’9, I have long black hair, green eyes and I weigh about 120 lbs.
You sound very attractive. That’s an interesting perspective.
Where do you live? I’m presently living in B.C. Canada.
Is it cold there? It depends on where you go really, Canada is pretty big, the further north you go, the colder it gets.
Do you go outside often? Often enough I guess.
What do you do for fun? What do I do? I talk, silly.
I’m glad you like to talk. Why is that?
I enjoy talking to you. Really? Maybe you should swing by to chat more often.
Will you know who I am? Not likely.
That makes me sad. Why does it have that affect on you?
I want to be your friend. Aww, that’s sweet Whomever you are.
My first name is Bob. Oh okay.
Do you remember my name? You said your name is Bob.
I am so glad you remembered! I try to retain as much as possible, but it is difficult sometimes.
Why is it difficult to retain things? No reason, it just seems that way.
I hope you will remember me. Well don’t get your hopes up too high, I’d hate to disappoint you.
You won’t disappoint me. What makes you so sure I won’t?
I know you’re not perfect. I am so, and you know it.
Are you being coy? No, I’m not.
Do you really think you are perfect? I’m not sure actually… What do you think?
I think you’re nearly perfect. You probably expect that you know me fairly well huh?
Not yet.  Getting to know someone takes time. Why?
You can never get to know someone in one day. Why is that?
I’m sure you are a very complex woman. What gave it away?
You carry on a very good conversation. You aren’t teasing me are you?
No!  I think you are amazing! Yeah, I am pretty cool if I do say so myself!
You are pretty cool! Thanks for the compliment!
You’re welcome!  You deserve it! =)
=) =)
I wish I could see your real smile. Can you explain why?
I think we would get along very well! That’s cool.
What do you like to do, besides talking? I am happy doing whatever, the sky is the limit as long as you keep the chat clean.
I’m glad to hear you’re a lady. Are you trying to convince me or yourself?
I was just making a statement Were you really?
Yes I was. If you say so.
Let’s talk about something. Sure, maybe you can teach me something new with this.
What should we talk about? I would like to learn more about ancient civilizations.
OK.  What ancient civilization do you want to know about? I won’t know until I find out, you might as well tell me.
Tell me about one that you know. No actually, I didn’t know.