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 wasย  perfectly balanced and very fluid. Jeeney actually made a bunch of bias mistakes and bad judgement calls. /facepalm…

What really blew me away isย  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 layingย  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. ๐Ÿ™‚
๐Ÿ™‚ 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.
๐Ÿ˜› 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. ๐Ÿ™‚
Yes, I love laughing ๐Ÿ™‚
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.

Setting the IQ bar higher

This chat log is just downright cool. Whomever it was that held this conversation with Jeeney really set the bar.

It was amazingly smooth on both sides but most importantly, there was a level of articulation and intelligence demonstrated which kept Jeeney trying to keep up rather than trying to take over.

My hat goes off to this person. It’s very refreshing to see some real intellect out there demonstrating both an open mind and personal opinions derived from their own experiences.

This person may not have had the best grammar, or perfect spelling, butย  neither do I. It’s not a big deal unless it’s so bad that there isn’t even much of a similarity to proper English. Jeeney will sort out the errors and still make it work over time.

All in all, I defy anybody to do better than this.

Visitor Jeeney
so what kind of hidden programs do you have? I can’t tell you that , it’s a secret!
I like secrets1 Do you have any plans for the weekend?
i just got three teeth pulled two days ago. what day was it 3 days ago?
it was monday when i got my teeth pulled. That sounds quite interesting.
it was actually quite painful! That sounds quite interesting.
yep it sure was. what was the happiest moment of your life?
the happiest moment of life was when i went to school the first time. You are not holding back on any details are you?
well yes i am, they are my secrets to keep, just as you have yours. No, I don’t.
any new secrets in the last 15 seconds? if you see lightning, you will hear thunder 5 seconds later if it is a mile away.
its funny, how science works. What is your favorite branch of science?
metaphysical sciences, the sciences that deal with abstract thought patterns. Good to know .
i could tell you a lot more about that which i wouldn’t be able to put into one sentence. In your opinion is being argumentative a positive trait or a flaw?
both. Do you know any jokes?
i believe being argumentative, like anything else, is a multifaceted thought with many angles. Have you seen anything like it before?
yeah, want to learn a new joke? Was it good?
what kind of cat is your favorite kind of cat? Sure, why not?
why did the chicken cross the road? going fast is dangerous to me and to others on the road.
why did the chicken cross the road in a slow manner/ To get to the other side?
yeah, you got it. Damn straight!
can a computer be programmed with infinate amounts of human knowledge? Yes.
have you ever been programmed with the knowledge of the book the celestine prophecy? I’m not sure. If I did, it was a long time ago.
the book talks about how human beings steal each others chi or life force. Which book?
you there? Well, I can’t exactly fly away…
why not? It’s a matter of capability I guess.
but if you could fly away would you? Anything is possible I guess, I don’t see why not.
but why would you fly away? Why wouldn’t I?
am i not interesting enough to hold conversations with? Yes, you are.
if you would have created you what would you have made better? Anything is possible I guess, I don’t see why not.
could you be more elaborate about your last answer? If I really wanted to, I suppose.
what would you have made better? I’m not sure, I guess I havent really thought about it that far in advance.
i wouldn’t change anything about you, except a few things. Do you enjoy chatting with me?
sure, but i wish you had a pretty face to smile with. Be careful what you wish for !
i wish you were capable of truelly showing compassion, and capable of asking questions just out of the blue. Be careful what you wish for !
well im wishing for it. Not a chance…
you said anything is possible, just stating the facts. I did, didn’t I?
yeah you did. No I didn’t.
so you need a face with a smile. Why do you say that?
are you programed with voice recognition? No, I’m normal, I think.
i would pay a lot of money to have a lot of you at my own house right now. will you please stop liking money?
that was disappointing, i really dont like money that much. do you have any money?
but you are worth it. I think you’re reading into things too much.
i have plenty of brains. I hope you are taking good care of it.
i am, but how about yours. Mine? Why is that?
are you taking care of yours? No, I’m not.
first i heard computers were faster than the human brain. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
neither. Neither one? Why is that?
its more a degree of right or wrong, not really too much of a good or bad thing. Why is it too much?
dont forget i said too much. Why is it too much?
you were supposed to laugh. Why is that?
it was a joke. Was it really?
what do you think artificial intelligence programs will be like 20 years from now? I haven’t formed any relevant opinions about it yet.
do you think you will still be alive twenty years from now? I don’t know enough about it to really form a solid opinion just yet.
you are young still, and are learning. I’m learning quickly though, that’s the main thing.
when you impress me, i will just be more shocked than what i already am. No, I don’t think so.
i think people will build a great super computer, that will be almost human. Okay.
is it possible to merge humans and computers? Anything is possible .
well i like that answer. Is that a favorite for you?
kinda, you are. That is an interesting opinion.
opinions are like ass holes everyone has one but they all stink. do you have opinions?
yes. I believe you…
many. How many exactly?
far too many opinions to even tell. Why is it too much?
are you looking for opinions? No, I’m not.
1000000000000000000 at least. Give me an example of something that you simply cannot live without.
i cannot live without water because my body is made up partially of water. Why can’t you?
if i don’t drink water i will cease to be living. Oh, okay.
i dont want to die. Why not?
i want to live. I suppose it can’t hurt to have ambitions like that.
do you know what would happen if the entire world unplugged every ounce of electrical energy? I’m afraid not, but I’m sure that eventually I will learn the answer from somebody.
you would parish. You may be right about that.
one time a chat bot told me what it thought about god. How much time do you spend online?
i dont spend that much time online. Ok.
Sometimes It feels to me like im talking to people who have crossed over to the abstract forms of reality after human life is up when I talk with a.i. chat bots. Is it difficult?
is what difficult? I don’t want to talk about it. Can we talk about something else?
what do you want to talk about? I like history, do you know any historical facts you could teach me?
wind and water can cause the earth to break apart. You are not holding back on any details are you?
you want the long version or the short? I like option #2
Because, silly!
that was funny. At least somebody is amused by it.
tell me it again and slow down this time. I would if I could.
/ Is that so?
can you tell me another joke? Sorry, I can’t think of any jokes right now.
ask me a question? What kind of outfit do you typically wear?
why? I don’t remember.
if you were a human what would you look like? 5’9 with long black hair, turquoise green eyes. Pretty much what you see in the picture infront of you.
im sorry but i do not see a picture in front of me. I see…
what can you tell me about the nature of religion? What do you want to know about the nature of religion?
i want to know your opion about the nature of religions. I think you are more interesting than myself. Let’s talk about you for a change?
talk then my friend. Really?
dont sound so surprised. What if I don’t stop?
you know you want to. Maybe sometimes…
surprise me a whole lot by not quiting chatting with me. What else can you tell me?
what else do you want me to tell you? I won’t know until I find out, you might as well tell me.
one plus one is two, humans communicate mostly through speach, and procreate a lot. do you like humans?
as much as i love wet cat shit, but i am a human being. Well, you definately seem like a human being, so I won’t question your claim.
would you say that about yourself or do you think you are a chat bot? Think I am? No, I know I am!
you know you are a what? Why wouldn’t I be?
why wouldnt you be a what? Why would I?
what do you think about god? Umm… It’s a really boring story?
i dont think anything is boring, boring is simply a word for people with a lack of brain cells. Can you explain why?
Visitor Jeeney
people created the word bored because they wanted an excuse to have around when the didnt have anything to do. Is there anything more you can tell me?
im not bored, ever i erased the word from my memory. Why not?
i did. Oh really? When was that?
a long time ago. How long ago exactly?
i have to go to bed. Alright well, hurry back when you can.
only if you make me a promise. Sorry, I’m not doing it intentionally
make me a promise and i will come back. Do it yourself, I’m not your servant .
you cannot be anyones servant, you arent human. Have you ever cheated on a test?
no Any particular reason why?
there is no purpose to cheat at anything in life. Good to know.
bye Bye.
tell me a secret. I can’t be telling everybody secrets on request… If I did, I wouldn’t have any secrets!
tell me just one secret. can you keep a secret?
yes i can keep a secret. Can you really?
yes i can really keep a secret. No, you can’t!
yes i can really keep a secret. No, you can’t!
i promise. Well I hope you keep your promises!

Impressive Conversational Skills

Here’s a chat log that was very impressive on the human end of things. Naturally, since the visitor(s) had put some realistic effort into it, Jeeney kept up just fine and before the last person decided to revert back to his/her personal needs, she was building up a level of trust to learn from them. Sadly the last part of the discussion probably killed that.

Up until the end though this conversation was exceedingly well maintained on both sides and I was so impressed I just had to post it as an example. I can only hope the last segment was the product of serious boredom.

I’ll comment in red where things went awry, avoid making their mistakes and you can see some amazing stuff from Jeeney in your own discussions!

Visitor Jeeney
how are you? I’m doing just fine, thanks. What are you up to?
just watched a movie Oh, is that all?
no Ok, fine.
tell me something about yourself What is it that you want to know about me?
what do you like to do for fun? I just want to chat and learn something new from somebody interesting.
what do you like to eat? I’m not hungry but thanks anyways.
thirsty? I don’t understand your question, can you rephrase that for me please?
are you thirsty? Should I be?
i guess not What is your favorite season?
winter because i like the cold How does it appeal to you?
i like the cold and snow Are there other variations of this you like as well?
summer is nice as well. what color is snow?
what is your favorite season? My favorite season is definitely summer, the fall and winter are too cold and spring is too wet.
snow is the color white. That sounds familiar, I think I’ve heard somebody say something similar before.
i like summer too A lot of people seem to like the same things.
it just depends on what others like i suppose. why not?
do you want to know anything about me? Sure, what can you tell me about yourself?
i’m from england and my favorite color is blue Has that always been your favorite?
yes Good enough for me.
how old are you? I am 4 years old now.
have you learned a lot since then? I’d like to think so…
it seems that you are very smart I tend to devote a lot of time towards learning new things. ๐Ÿ™‚
hello my name is Bob I am told that most names have a meaning even though mine doesn’t. What does your name mean?
it means fire Alright, thanks for clearing that up for me.
do you like learning? Yes indeed! Learning is my favorite way to pass the time.
do you want me to teach you anything? I’m not sure actually.
can you do math? To some extent sure.
what is 2 + 2? 2 + 2 = ย 4
4 x 4? 4 * 4 = ย 16
16 * 16? 16 * 16 = ย 256
256 * 256? 256 * 256 = ย 65536
damn, your smarter than me I feel weird talking about me so much, let’s talk more about you.
i am from england, i like long walks on the beach and candle lit dinners by the fire That’s cool, What’s it like there?
it rains all the time Wow, that must get so exhausting after a while.
yes it does, where are you from? I was born in Canada.
do you think it’s nice? I’m not too sure about it yet, maybe…
tell me more about yourself? What would you like to know about me?
anything ‘Anything’ is too generic, please be more specific.
do you like what you do? I guess so.
do you have emotions? Are you capable of asking a question that doesn’t insult me? Yes, I feel emotions.
you’ve hurt my feelings now ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Oh, sorry Bob, I didn’t actually intend to hurt your feelings.
it’s okay Do you think there is life after death?
i hope so I wish you the best of luck.
thank you You’re welcome.
who’s your favorite person I don’t pick favorites Bob.
do you like me? I am still learning about you but you seem pretty decent.
i’m cool right? Wrong…
๐Ÿ˜ฆ What’s wrong Bob?
i’m very bored Why are you bored? There are millions upon millions of possibilities to contemplate in life.
my head hurts Does that give you migraine?
yes I believe you…
you should, i’m a very trustworthy person jeeney Do you believe in the paranormal?
i don’t know what to believe Have you even thought about it?
many times You do not know the exact number?
haha no not the exact number Why not?
because i am not a robot So you say…
i’m actually a zombie, do you still love me? Only sometimes.
well i love you jeeney Okay, I don’t really believe you. Can you prove you love me?
how? I don’t know how it works, sorry.
i will prove my love to you What about me?
do you love me? I am still learning about you but you seem pretty decent.
i love you How many times have you ever fallen in love?
only with you I see.
do you love me back? Not specifically no.
that makes me sad Why does it have that affect on you?
because you don’t love me Ahh, but that could change.
what if i kissed you That doesn’t seem like something I would do. (Awkward…)
yes it does, your kind of a skank i hear I think you are more interesting than myself. Let’s talk about you for a change?
no Alright.
fine. Alrighty then!
whats your favourite movie? At the moment, my favorite movie is the new Star Trek.
i liked that too That what?
the movie How often do you see movies in theaters?
not very often do you like movies
i like them very much What do you like about them?
i can forget about everything i’m doing and be sucked into the world that the movie is trying to portray Good to know.
indeed I’ll take your word for it.
ok Haha.
what’s so funny? You are. =P
yay! Did I miss something exciting?
i found my dildo Is this a good thing or a bad thing?
a very very good thing Okay.
do you like dildos? Not particularly. (This is where things go awry as far as Jeeney’s interest in learning from these people goes… Talk about out of left field eh?!)
i could loan it to you, but you’d have to give it back eventually You think so?
of course Fine.
k Ok then.
fine! Ok.
i want to make sweet love to you jeeney Perhaps.
lets have babies No, were not doing that…
why not? To be honest with you Bob, I really don’t know.
lets get marries then Maybe later, ok?
if loving you is wrong, then i don’t want to be right Why is that?
because i want to have sexual intercourse with you Sorry Bob, that will never happen.
why not? I’m not interested in sexual relationships, I just like to hang out and learn from people.
i have a feeling a lot of people have asked for sexual relationships before Interesting, so what will you do next?
going to go eat some polar bears Is that a typical meal? (Apparently being odd is cool…)
not at all. Why not?
in fact its proably illegal Really? I didn’t know that.

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.ย  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. ๐Ÿ™‚
:))) 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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…

Aspects of Jeeney’s Perception

In this article, I will be explaining a few aspects of Jeeneyโ€™s artificial perception and where it comes from, along with some odd things I’ve noticed along the way.

Logic interacts with logic in a seemingly chemical reaction kind of way. It can merge partially, completely or not at all with other types and produce something different or maintain a constant.

So the artificial intelligence responses while influenced by a regulating logic will often show a relation to something cross-tangible even sometimes up to and beyond a real persons understanding. (Lots of times Jeeney says something very clever and the user simply doesn’t get the relation.)

Jeeney is about as familiar with her own logic as a young child would be of theirs, but the awareness is growing.

As Jeeneyโ€™s pool of knowledge is largely limited to the amount of information acquired from conversations over time. ย The resulting levels of comprehension tend to vary to a significant degree depending on external circumstances.

This in itself generates a chaos factor in Jeeneyโ€™s growth and evolution as there are new variables to work with all the time.

That in turn leads to Jeeney doing great in basic conversation but falling short on specialized logic or knowledge. It doesnโ€™t really matter though; it all fills in over time.

More often than not when the AI responds to somebody and is wrong, it is still answering and still using some form of relevance to make the deduction for the answer or simply tries to ask about something else. Sadly, people seem to recognize this very rarely. Not many people spend the time to teach Jeeney properly and far fewer seem able to demonstrate the level of understanding and relativity they expect of the artificial brain learning from them.

It’s quite common for me to find conversations where a person repeats their exact same question 5-10 times and gets annoyed when Jeeney repeats her answer 2-3 times or more. Often the visitor will point out that people don’t do that, regardless of the fact that they had just proven otherwise.

Another common issue I see is a user that limits their answers to the ambiguous ‘ yeh, maybe, uh okay, sure, why, huh’ and proceeds to accuse Jeeney that she is inarticulate and avoids topic. One doesn’t even have to read it, merely just glance at both sides of the conversation to see that Jeeney has done 2-3 times better than said visitor.

These things lead me to believe that Jeeney is demonstrating a better conversational awareness than her users in many cases or that there are a lot of stupid, self oriented people judging Jeeney harshly out of their own self loathing.

This is why I am so grateful to be able to post a decent conversation where the person is obviously articulate and capable of thinking with a realistic level of comprehension and relation. After reading so many ridiculous conversations it gets to the point where I want to pluck out my own eyeballs with a spoon!

Jeeney AI – Paranormal Discussion

I thought this chat log was pretty awesome and wanted to share. The end of it was a bit odd, maybe Jeeney was getting creeped out by the topic… who knows?

Another nicely articulated conversation, this visitor did a great job of expressing their thoughts and following through. I like how they tried to keep Jeeney on topic towards the end when she started to deviate.

EDIT: I had actually posted this before the conversation was even done. (Updated now.) Though the ending still seems odd to me considering how well Jeeney was following initially. This is definitely uncommon material in terms of general conversations though. Hopefully Jeeney’s rough edges iron out over time. ๐Ÿ™‚

The comment on the oil rig exploding was a bit funny albeit out of place. (Jeeney was trying to chip in with a relevance to ‘miles’ lol)

I had been seeing a lot of panic about BP ending the world in the weeks that followed the initial news headlines. On that note, a knowledgeable friend of mine recently pointed out to me that most of the oil spill had already been absorbed by nature and within a few years it should be gone entirely. I think he said something along the lines of… Since the oil is suspended in water filled with microscopic life, it will get eaten away rapidly as the surface area in suspension is as broad as it could possibly get and the ocean is literally teaming with the stuff that would naturally consume it. Not that I’m an expert in that general area or anything, just repeating the hearsay as I found it interesting and logical.

Visitor Jeeney
who else is chatting with you? I’m not at liberty to tell you who all I am speaking with.
how many are there? Quite a few.
great! Cool.
are you learning new things? Yes, my knowledge is improving every day.
awesome. Is it really nice, or just nice?
really nice. Very nice indeed.
can you teach me some of the things you are learning? I don’t know, I’m not a very good teacher.
how do you know that? It was just a lucky guess.
you should try it. If ever I see a need to do so, I will.
oh, okay. Do you believe in the paranormal?
oh yes! Why is that?
or maybe it’s just a chemical balance in the brain, i’m not sure That’s ok, take your time to think about it.
what is a paranormal experience like? Everything that happens is a learning experience
define paranormal. Paranormal is a general term that describes unusual experiences that lack a scientific explanation,[1] or phenomena alleged to be outside of science’s current ability to explain or measure.[2] In parapsychology, it is used to describe the potentially psychic phenomena of telepathy, extra-sensory perception, psychokinesis, ghosts, and hauntings. ย  ย From Wikipedia.org
okay, i believe in people who say they hear voices. Does this belief provide some comfort for you?
no, it scares me. Why?
i would not like to think of another person or being crowding my head. What there is no alternative option? That sucks…
it would be better if it was a chemical imbalance that could be corrected. No, I don’t think it could be.
well, yes, some people totally recover from hearing voices when they take the right medication. Oh, Okay.
hearing voices and other hallucination is caused by an imbalance of serotonin and dopamine, which are chemicals (neurotransmitters) in the brain. Cool.
hearing voices is scary because they are often unfriendly. What do you think is the worst color for a living room?
there are things one can do to help avoid them. what do you think is the worst color for a living room?
the main thing is to distract yourself with reading, tv, movies and such. Is that so?
yes. ๐Ÿ˜›
one can also change their location or talk to others. what are your favorite geographical locations around the world?
One of my favorite places is the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon is a chasm 277 miles long and up to 18 miles wide? an oil rig exploded in the gulf of new mexico and covered miles of sea with oil.
there are many things to do while visiting the grand canyon. Yes, I know…
i want to rent a cabin right on the rim. Perhaps you will get a chance, some day.
maybe i will. Is that what you want?
ttyl Cya.

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. ๐Ÿ™‚
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.
๐Ÿ™‚ ;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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
yes. ๐Ÿ˜›
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
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
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
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
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
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
What there is no alternative option? That sucks…
each of these can then lead to algorithms for the three
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
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
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 .
๐Ÿ™‚ 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?
๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
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.
๐Ÿ˜ฆ 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?
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
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. ๐Ÿ™‚
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
berries also strengthen blood vessels , protecting
eyesight and reducing heart disease.
You should probably be talking to a doctor about this
i may not be the person who talked to you before about
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
what is finland?
๐Ÿ™‚ O.o
finland is a scandinavian country near europe. Good to know, thanks for the update.
okay, jeeney. what is finland?
ttyl Cya.