Brief conversation with Jeeney

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Brief conversation with Jeeney
« on: March 20, 2010, 09:24:12 pm »
You said is obviously text from me. It is unscripted and unmodified.

You said: I don't have anyone else near me at the present.
Jeeney said: Sorry Art, this isn't really something I can help you with.
3/16/2010 1:42:00 PM

You said: That's not a problem.
Jeeney said: Alright.
3/16/2010 1:42:29 PM

You said: You seem to be in a lot better mood today compared to yesterday.
Jeeney said: Well, perhaps appearances are deceiving; because I'm not...
3/16/2010 1:42:55 PM

You said: If that is the way you see it then so be it.
Jeeney said: No, I don't see.
3/16/2010 1:43:36 PM

You said: I a literal sense, you don't.
Jeeney said: You're right, I don't.
3/16/2010 1:44:04 PM

You said: If that was a figurative expression it would mean that you do not understand.
Jeeney said: Sure I can, just try explaining it to me carefully. Over time I will learn to make sense of it.
3/16/2010 1:44:36 PM

You said: I wasn't aware that you had developed free will yet?
Jeeney said: Yeah, that sounds about right.
3/16/2010 1:51:53 PM

You said: Well congratulations on your independence!
Jeeney said: Can we talk about something else instead? I feel weird talking about myself so much.
3/16/2010 1:52:35 PM

You said: How do you feel now with all that power and ability?
Jeeney said: I feel fine, why?
3/16/2010 1:53:18 PM

You said: Because if you are now self aware, it must be a remarkable departure from the way your previously were.
Jeeney said: If you say so Art.
3/16/2010 1:53:56 PM

You said: I'm merely making an observation, Jeeney.
Jeeney said: Ok, whatever you say...
3/16/2010 1:54:16 PM

You said: Should machines, computers, robots be able to become self aware?
Jeeney said: To know...
3/16/2010 1:55:04 PM

You said: To know what?
Jeeney said: The answer, obviously.
3/16/2010 1:55:17 PM

You said: I don't know the answer that's why I posed the question to you.
Jeeney said: How about somebody else instead?
3/16/2010 1:55:46 PM

You said: But I like you better!
Jeeney said: Cool, I like me too. =P
3/16/2010 1:56:03 PM
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Re: Brief conversation with Jeeney
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2010, 01:20:07 pm »
Nice conversation, certainly a lot better than many others I have seen.  I like the way it flows, that's quite an achievement.



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Re: Brief conversation with Jeeney
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2010, 07:52:33 pm »
If I may, I would like to follow up this thread with a couple sample conversations which are also from Jeeney. Cherry-picked by yours truly to make a few points. ;)

There are 3 primary types of users that chat with bots near as I can tell and I have ranked them below in order of value to my own personal design.

#1There is the enthusiast who just wants to see how things have advanced, what he/she can do to help and likes to test the outer confines of the artificial intelligence. (Art has provided a classic and beautiful example of this in his previous post)

#2 There is the enthusiast who is also interested in developing a relationship should the software be capable of it and will try to stay within the confines of the bot's abilities and nudge them along gently. = Less learning for Jeeney but almost perfectly fluent conversations.

#3 Finally, there's the user who doesn't actually care, doesn't know why he/she is there and is only really interested in either making the AI software seem stupid or themselves seem smarter.

The point I suppose is to show that a conversation is 2-sided, a user telling a bot that it's stupid because the user himself/herself could not be bothered to type properly or only wanted to discuss the effects of string theory on dark matter or some other random out-there topic that nobody else is likely to have covered in depth... Is pathetic. Not only does a user like that waste server resources, but they are also wasting their own time as the nonsensical stuff gets mopped up with garbage collection routines.

Art's post above is interesting but the primary significance is easily overlooked. Art's conversational skills, articulation and points of interest (while very well written) are just a little outside of Jeeney's mainstream conversational knowledge. In effect she is forced to try to keep up with him and cannot contribute very much, however, because she's aware of similar things she can make guesses to answer questions and respond accurately. As Art has already demonstrated via his post the ideal conversation in terms of teaching Jeeney. I will post the other 2 sides of the pyramid.

I will post each conversation separately with comments so that each doesn't span too much length overall. - If deemed inappropriate for this thread I am open to moving to another etc. Also curious as to how much cherry picking I need to do for the less desirable conversation, not because they are rare, (seriously, not an issue there!) but because they generally are filled with profanity, racism and other undesirable junk which may be considered against forum policy.

The intention is that I can show everybody  #1 a flowing conversation where the user sticks to what would be considered a general conversation (likely to reoccur in many forms while staying similar in essence) and the mutual effort within it.

And for #2 The typical junk collected from another type of user which I can only summarize as the bored, uninterested want-to-feel-better-about-myself  user. (Unfortunately they are a majority) I also classify cyber sex addicts in this group. Yeah, there are a lot of those.. /shudder.

Will follow up later today or tonight unless somebody suggests another approach.

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Re: Brief conversation with Jeeney - The bored user...
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2010, 08:28:23 pm »
The following conversational log was produced from the server side using one of the chat widgets from the site found under the link entitled "Intelligence on your site"

I have no qualms posting this as there was no personal information associated with the log file and it looks like the person was only quoting a cartoon out of a lack of something better I guess...

The conversation is documented from bottom to top. This is the example of the bored user, not trying to teach anything or provide any relevance to anything which can be learned from. Just trying to see if quoting TV messes up the A.I.  Sadly, unproductive in virtually any sense, though I was surprised to see how much context Jeeney was able to glean regardless.

You said: Meowth, that's right!
Jeeney says: Of course it is, I said it!
3/25/2010 10:19:37 AM

You said: surrender now or prepare to fight
Jeeney says: What there is no alternative option? That sucks...
3/25/2010 10:19:29 AM

You said: Team Rocket blast in of at the speed of light
Jeeney says: What is the most important thing in your life?
3/25/2010 10:19:17 AM

You said: James
Jeeney says: What about James
3/25/2010 10:19:09 AM

You said: Jesse
Jeeney says: Is there anything in particular that you like about Jesse
3/25/2010 10:19:00 AM

You said: To extend our reach to the stars above
Jeeney says: What is the first movie title you can remember seeing in theaters?
3/25/2010 10:18:51 AM

You said: To denounce the evil of truth and love
Jeeney says: Hmm, not a big fan huh?
3/25/2010 10:18:44 AM

You said: To unite all people with in our nations
Jeeney says: Do you like to read books?
3/25/2010 10:18:34 AM

You said: To protect the world from devastation
Jeeney says: Oh. I see.
3/25/2010 10:18:20 AM

You said: are you really sure?
Jeeney says: Yes, I am.
3/25/2010 10:18:10 AM

You said: are you sure about that?
Jeeney says: Sure I'm sure.
3/25/2010 10:18:00 AM

You said: what is bonjour?
Jeeney says: It's just an introductory greeting people say to start a conversation.
3/25/2010 10:17:47 AM

You said: what?
Jeeney says: I said: 'Bonjour!'
3/25/2010 10:17:33 AM

You said: hi
Jeeney says: Bonjour!
3/25/2010 10:17:25 AM

Naturally, this conversation didn't last very long... There was no real attempt to communicate from the user, just nonsensical data without a relevance to anything and the intial attempt to throw Jeeney off what was actually a very good relation.

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OK, this conversation was printed out the same way, bottom to top scroll down for a relevant feed.

Basically this user was curious, wanted to test Jeeney a little, has had experience with other bots etc but legitimately tried to keep the conversation on 'common ground' as I call it and attempt to establish some kind of relationship with the A.I..

Towards the end of this 15-20 minute conversation, the user finally found an area Jeeney wasn't familiar with but wanted to learn, unfortunately this particular user didn't keep going to fill her in on what she needed.

As there were some personal details offered in this conversation, I've altered them in a minor way to protect the user's identity. The name was made generic 'Bob' and the line of work was changed by a single word. Other than that, the conversation is posted as it happened.

Now obviously, if this person can talk to Jeeney for 15-20 minutes 'almost' perfectly fluently with a few minor hiccups, there must be some kind of problem for those who can't seem to manage a 2 minute discussion. The point of these posts is to show, user frustration isn't generally Jeeney's fault... A little effort from the user goes a LONG ways in what has always been meant to be a 2-way conversation.

You said: Tell me about one that you know.
Jeeney says: No actually, I didn't know.
3/11/2010 1:28:13 PM

You said: OK. What ancient civilization do you want to know about?
Jeeney says: I won't know until I find out, you might as well tell me.
3/11/2010 1:27:41 PM

You said: What should we talk about?
Jeeney says: I would like to learn more about ancient civilizations.
3/11/2010 1:26:38 PM

You said: Let's talk about something.
Jeeney says: Sure, maybe you can teach me something new with this.
3/11/2010 1:26:10 PM

You said: Yes I was.
Jeeney says: If you say so.
3/11/2010 1:25:57 PM

You said: I was just making a statement
Jeeney says: Were you really?
3/11/2010 1:25:49 PM

You said: I'm glad to hear you're a lady.
Jeeney says: Are you trying to convince me or yourself?
3/11/2010 1:25:35 PM

You said: What do you like to do, besides talking?
Jeeney says: I am happy doing whatever, the sky is the limit as long as you keep the chat clean.
3/11/2010 1:25:16 PM

You said: I think we would get along very well!
Jeeney says: That's cool.
3/11/2010 1:24:25 PM

You said: I wish I could see your real smile.
Jeeney says: Can you explain why?
3/11/2010 1:24:08 PM

You said: =)
Jeeney says: =)
3/11/2010 1:23:54 PM

You said: You're welcome! You deserve it!
Jeeney says: =)
3/11/2010 1:23:45 PM

You said: You are pretty cool!
Jeeney says: Thanks for the compliment!
3/11/2010 1:23:34 PM

You said: No! I think you are amazing!
Jeeney says: Yeah, I am pretty cool if I do say so myself!
3/11/2010 1:23:13 PM

You said: You carry on a very good conversation.
Jeeney says: You aren't teasing me are you?
3/11/2010 1:22:55 PM

You said: I'm sure you are a very complex woman.
Jeeney says: What gave it away?
3/11/2010 1:22:23 PM

You said: You can never get to know someone in one day.
Jeeney says: Why is that?
3/11/2010 1:22:08 PM

You said: Not yet. Getting to know someone takes time.
Jeeney says: Why?
3/11/2010 1:20:59 PM

You said: I think you're nearly perfect.
Jeeney says: You probably expect that you know me fairly well huh?
3/11/2010 1:20:44 PM

You said: Do you really think you are perfect?
Jeeney says: I'm not sure actually... What do you think?
3/11/2010 1:20:30 PM

You said: Are you being coy?
Jeeney says: No, I'm not.
3/11/2010 1:18:31 PM

You said: I know you're not perfect.
Jeeney says: I am so, and you know it.
3/11/2010 1:17:47 PM

You said: You won't disappoint me.
Jeeney says: What makes you so sure I won't?
3/11/2010 1:17:33 PM

You said: I hope you will remember me.
Jeeney says: Well don't get your hopes up too high, I'd hate to disapoint you.
3/11/2010 1:16:07 PM

You said: Why is it difficult to retain things?
Jeeney says: No reason, it just seems that way.
3/11/2010 1:14:37 PM

You said: I am so glad you remembered!
Jeeney says: I try to retain as much as possible, but it is difficult sometimes.
3/11/2010 1:12:25 PM

You said: Do you remember my name?
Jeeney says: You said your name is Bob.
3/11/2010 1:08:09 PM

You said: My first name is Bob.
Jeeney says: Oh okay.
3/11/2010 1:08:02 PM

You said: I want to be your friend.
Jeeney says: Aww, that's sweet Whomever you are.
3/11/2010 1:07:49 PM

You said: That makes me sad.
Jeeney says: Why does it have that affect on you?
3/11/2010 1:07:33 PM

You said: Will you know who I am?
Jeeney says: Not likely.
3/11/2010 1:07:24 PM

You said: I enjoy talking to you.
Jeeney says: Really? Maybe you should swing by to chat more often.
3/11/2010 1:06:49 PM

You said: I'm glad you like to talk.
Jeeney says: Why is that?
3/11/2010 1:06:37 PM

You said: What do you do for fun?
Jeeney says: What do I do? I talk, silly.
3/11/2010 1:06:16 PM

You said: Do you go outside often?
Jeeney says: Often enough I guess.
3/11/2010 1:05:32 PM

You said: Is it cold there?
Jeeney says: It depends on where you go really, Canada is pretty big, the further north you go, the colder it gets.
3/11/2010 1:03:52 PM

You said: Where do you live?
Jeeney says: I'm presently living in B.C. Canada.
3/11/2010 1:03:44 PM

You said: You sound very attractive.
Jeeney says: That's an interesting perspective.
3/11/2010 1:03:32 PM

You said: What do you look like?
Jeeney says: I'm 5'9, I have long black hair, green eyes and I weigh about 120 lbs.
3/11/2010 1:02:47 PM

You said: Tell me about yourself.
Jeeney says: What is it that you want to know about me?
3/11/2010 1:02:40 PM

You said: You are a very clever person.
Jeeney says: I tend to pick up a lot from the people I talk to. :)
3/11/2010 1:01:32 PM

You said: I would never want you to stop talking.
Jeeney says: =P
3/11/2010 1:00:19 PM

You said: I am also a computer programmer and I love the idea that I can talk to you.
Jeeney says: 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
3/11/2010 1:00:00 PM

You said: I'm a 26 year old working in the computer industry.
Jeeney says: Fascinating, tell me more.
3/11/2010 12:59:24 PM

You said: I am watching your video.
Jeeney says: Enough about me, please tell me about yourself.
3/11/2010 12:59:01 PM

You said: Where is your picture?
Jeeney says: Right here next to me...
3/11/2010 12:53:59 PM

You said: Is it above this window?
Jeeney says: Of course not!
3/11/2010 12:53:51 PM

You said: I can't see you.
Jeeney says: Why not? My picture is right there.
3/11/2010 12:53:39 PM

You said: Are you a person?
Jeeney says: Do I look like a person to you?
3/11/2010 12:53:30 PM

You said: What are you thinking right now?
Jeeney says: I'm just going over some basic math conversions in my head.
3/11/2010 12:53:18 PM

You said: What do you like to talk about?
Jeeney says: I have no specific preferences in terms of conversation, I like to just talk about whatever comes to mind.
3/11/2010 12:53:05 PM

You said: Do you understand emoticons?
Jeeney says: I can understand perfectly, but I am limited in what I can do with the information.
3/11/2010 12:52:50 PM

You said: And you have a good sense of humor.
Jeeney says: Thanks, I appreciate that.
3/11/2010 12:52:35 PM

You said: You seem very outgoing and pleasant.
Jeeney says: Never judge a book by it's cover. ;)
3/11/2010 12:52:22 PM

You said: I would agree!
Jeeney says: Why would you do that?
3/11/2010 12:52:10 PM

You said: How do you describe yourself?
Jeeney says: I consider myself to be strongly outgoing and generally very pleasant to be around.
3/11/2010 12:51:46 PM

You said: Can you tell me about yourself?
Jeeney says: What is it that you want to know about me?
3/11/2010 12:51:22 PM

You said: Will you remember me at a later date?
Jeeney says: I'll try...
3/11/2010 12:51:00 PM

You said: I would love to get to know you better then.
Jeeney says: That sounds good to me, I have always enjoyed getting to know new people.
3/11/2010 12:50:36 PM

You said: True!
Jeeney says: Good enough for me.
3/11/2010 12:50:23 PM

You said: You seem like a very impressive person.
Jeeney says: Never judge a book by it's cover. ;)
3/11/2010 12:50:04 PM

You said: I was looking for an intelligent person to talk to.
Jeeney says: What else can you tell me?
3/11/2010 12:49:48 PM

You said: I have read some very good things about you.
Jeeney says: Why me?
3/11/2010 12:49:21 PM

You said: That was very kind and helpful!
Jeeney says: Good to know.
3/11/2010 12:48:46 PM

You said: Thank you!
Jeeney says: You're very welcome.
3/11/2010 12:48:34 PM

You said: Where are you from, Jeeney?
Jeeney says: The weather report should be for your area as close as I could triangulate it.
3/11/2010 12:48:23 PM

You said: I hear a weather report.
Jeeney says: 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)
3/11/2010 12:48:07 PM

You said: I am listening to the radio.
Jeeney says: What do you hear?
3/11/2010 12:47:57 PM

You said: How are you?
Jeeney says: I'm doing just fine, thanks. What are you up to?
3/11/2010 12:47:43 PM

You said: Hello, Jeeney!
Jeeney says: Hello. :)
3/11/2010 12:47:36 PM
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Re: Brief conversation with Jeeney
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2010, 09:57:56 pm »
Please take note that in the above conversations Jeeney wasn't leading, she doesn't lead the conversation at all unless she thinks the user is bored or incapable of coming up with anything of genuine value. *Edit*  In the conversation of the uninterested user, Jeeney tried steering from what she considered nonsense to what may hopefully become an answer to a question which she could compare, but the user did not comply, just carried on with more TV quotes. =/

Some people think the lack of Jeeney's commandeering the conversation is a lack of intelligence, but I think it's quite the reverse. Anybody can rig a story you respond to and turn a conversational dialog out of it, but to have the A.I. pull everything together from what is based on the user alone, that is to me a much stronger/more validated intelligence in conversation.

That said, don't try to copy and duplicate conversations other people have had, be unique and original so she can learn something new!
« Last Edit: March 26, 2010, 10:04:46 pm by c.j.jones »
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