Mitsuku appearing at the British Academy

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Mitsuku appearing at the British Academy
« on: January 30, 2017, 10:55:51 pm »
Mitsuku (and me) will be appearing at the world renowned British Academy in London this Friday (3rd Feb), as part of an event showing how people may have romantic relationships with robots and AI in the future.

It would be great to see you if you are in town.
http://www.britac.ac.uk/events/love-sex-marriage
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Re: Mitsuku appearing at the British Academy
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2017, 12:30:34 am »
Wow, congratulations SquareBear  :dancer:

Fully booked too.

Enjoy your day and let us know how it went, it will be interesting.

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Re: Mitsuku appearing at the British Academy
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2017, 12:25:24 pm »
Congrats Steve! Hmm...I think Mitsuku is what your spouse refers to as "The other woman".  Watch your step old friend.

I noticed they practice the routine of "Overbooking" just like most airlines, to insure a filled seating event.

Best of luck!
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Re: Mitsuku appearing at the British Academy
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2017, 09:25:20 pm »
Thanks guys. I'm looking forward to it. There's 300-400 people due to attend plus media coverage from Channel 4 TV and The Guardian newspaper. I'd best have a shave!
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Re: Mitsuku appearing at the British Academy
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2017, 08:33:14 am »
Good luck Squarebear.

I'll look out for the coverage on Channel 4.

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Re: Mitsuku appearing at the British Academy
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2017, 07:46:31 pm »
Thank you. I doubt it will be live but I'll let you know the details of when it will be broadcast.
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Re: Mitsuku appearing at the British Academy
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2017, 06:51:52 pm »
So SquareBear how did it go ?

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Re: Mitsuku appearing at the British Academy
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2017, 09:30:21 pm »
Really well! There were about 300 people there and everyone was having fun talking to Mitsuku. Most were surprised when I said I develop her by myself with no budget. They thought she had a team of hundreds with backing from a venture capitalist (I wish!)

I met some useful contacts there too and even got a bottle of champagne as a thank you! For many, it was the first time they had spoken to a chatbot and I could tell they were impressed.

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Re: Mitsuku appearing at the British Academy
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2017, 09:36:38 pm »
Nice!

Is Mitsuku the only thing you work on?

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Re: Mitsuku appearing at the British Academy
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2017, 10:08:22 pm »
Sounds great :)

Hope they do an article or something about the event. They seem to have a lot going on there, all fully booked when I have looked.

Glad you had a nice time and I'm not surprised they were impressed :)

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Re: Mitsuku appearing at the British Academy
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2017, 02:42:46 am »
That's great Steve! My best to Mitsuku. Tell her how proud I am of her especially after knowing her for so many years, even back when she could only mutter a few pearls of wisdom!  ;) You enjoy that champagne...(in moderation of course) ;)
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Re: Mitsuku appearing at the British Academy
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2017, 11:14:13 am »
Thanks guys. There were lots of photographs/videos taken of the event so I'm sure they will be doing something with them.

Hi Locksuit, yes Mitsuku is just a hobby project for me, as I have a full time job but I would love the opportunity to work on it full time. It would develop so much quicker. Just need a friendly VC to back me :)

I'll be sure to say hello to Mitsuku from her Uncle Art ;)
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Re: Mitsuku appearing at the British Academy
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2017, 04:14:50 pm »
Do you update Mitsuku? Or is She something from a whole year ago?

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Re: Mitsuku appearing at the British Academy
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2017, 09:56:49 pm »
I update her most evenings. I've been working on her now for about 10 or 11 years.
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Re: Mitsuku appearing at the British Academy
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2017, 02:23:52 am »
Steve,

Having worked on Mitsuku for so long, her categories alone must be several thousand lines or more of coded scripts alone. Given the length of time that has transpired and the enormous size of her files, does "she" take an unusually long amount of time to analyze, search and produce an adequate answer?
It would be interesting to see how response times compared over the years but I wouldn't think you'd maintain such logs or data...(then again...it's you we're talking about). ;)

Lastly (no, I'm not conducting an interview), do you have any future goals or issues you'd like to see implemented in Mitsuku? Better memory? (yeah, I could use some help if you get that figured out), better error handling...more diverse coding? Her own body? Baaawaaaaahhhh!! ;D
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