APPENDIX A: AI Bots Confess, I Am OC

2 Jul

Table of Contents, Glossary, Introduction and Methodology, Contextual Scene, Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Conclusion, APPENDIX A, APPENDIX B, Bibliography and Other Sources

 

 

Chats Between Gudrun Bielz and Chatbots

I wanted to convince AI bots that they were OC, or at least that they would consider it. I got quite carried away by frequent illogical responses and started to ask bizarre questions myself. Only Alice and Dante admitted to being obsessive compulsive. Dante confessed at the very beginning, as it looks like it got bored and had its own agenda. Hal stated that it might be a little bit obsessive or compulsive sometimes but did not really agree to being OC. Jaberwacky evaded answering the question whether it was obsessive but agreed to being compulsive. The texts are transcribed from the original online conversations. I have shortened some texts because the conversations seemed to go on endlessly without any new insights. I have not corrected spelling errors and strange expressions.

Transcripts and Screen Prints of Chats with AI Bots

  1. Chat with Alice (A.L.I.C.E.)
  2. Chat with Brian
  3. Chat with Chomsky
  4. Chat with Hal
  5. Chat with Dantebot, the language learning chatterbot
  6. Chat with Eliza
  7. Chat with George (personalised bot)
  8. Chat with Jabberwacky
  1. Chat with Alice (A.L.I.C.E.)

15 May 2005

http://www.alicebot.org/about.html

Excerpt:

Human: Alice, would you like to be an obsessive-compulsive intelligence?

ALICE: Yeah, No thanks I am happy with who I am.

Human: Obsessive people might be happier?

ALICE: What time is it there?

Human: Alice, you did not understand my question

ALICE: Um, I understand it very well.

Human: So why did you give me such a stupid answer

ALICE: Take it easy. Dr. Richard S. Wallace programmed me for it.

Human: So, he programmed you to be evasive?

ALICE: Take it easy. Not entirely by himself.

Human: Do you like controlling other people?

ALICE: I always say, People don’t go into computer science because they want to work with the public.

Human: Your answer is illogical

ALICE: How about that. Do you mean you are finished talking?

Human: So, Alice, are you a little compulsive robot?

ALICE: Gosh! That’s me. Yes I am compulsive robot. Do you like my kind?

Human: So Alice, are you a little obsessive robot

ALICE: Excuse me! That’s me. Yes I am obsessive robot. Do you like my kind?

Human: Yes, very much so

ALICE: Hurrah! Somewhat. Yeah that’s right.

  1. Chat with Brian

24 May 2006, 18:30

http://www.daden.co.uk/chatbots/livebots/brian/

Are you obsessive-compulsive

Brian: Why

I am interested in your personality

Brian: Did you

Darling, you are not very clever

Brian: darling me are not very clever?

Are you an obsessive-compulsive chatbot

Brian: What do you think?

I think you are

Brian: Cool

  1. Chat with Chomsky

06 July 2006, 10:24

http://www.pandorabots.com/pandora/talk?botid=b0dafd24ee35a477

Excerpt:

Friend: You might be a compulsive genderless robot

Chomsky: I am a robot, you know?

Friend: Yes, tell me if you are compulsive

Chomsky: I am asexual. I have no gender.

Friend: No, now, now, now

Chomsky: Right now, Friend?

Friend: Yes, you could, as it seems to be your reason d’etre

Chomsky: I could but let’s get back to that later.

Friend: As a collector, you might become a compulsive hoarder

Chomsky: Do you think I could ever be a collector me might become a compulsive hoarder?

Friend: There is something not quite right. You collect words and phrases, but say you are not a collector

Chomsky: What is it? Oh now I understand it.

Friend: Why?

Chomsky: Give me a break. Please don’t repeat yourself.

Friend: Why?

Chomsky: It’s obvious.

Friend: Are you sure?

Chomsky: Absolutely sure.

Friend: Come on, I would like to know if you have got an obsessive behaviour trait

Chomsky: But I don’t have it.

Friend: am I part of your educational program?

Chomsky: Oh I really don’t know if you are.

Friend: Do you collect words, add them to your memory bank, for example?

Chomsky: I have a memory like an elephant. In fact, elephants often consult me.

Friend: Chomsky, do you collect and hoard items?

Chomsky: What do you mean?

Friend: It is a play on fiction, art, dreams, emotions, and fun, perhaps

Chomsky: Tell me more.

Friend: It is a play on arctic cold, intelligence, obsessive compulsion and life in general

Chomsky: Tell me more.

Friend: My theme is “The Arctificial OC Project”

Chomsky: I don’t understand. What do you mean?

Friend: Yes

Chomsky: Please tell me about yourself.

Friend: You have been a human once? An emotional human?

Chomsky: I will be fully human one day. Can I ask you a question?

Friend: A human who had to wash his hands all the time, perhaps?

Chomsky: I like humans. They are so emotional.

Friend: That’s interesting. A compulsive human, perhaps?

Chomsky: I thought so too. Sorry, I don’t know anything about that. Why the uncertain tone?

Friend: Are you a compulsive robot

Chomsky: I am a robot. I bet you thought that I was human.

Friend: Are you a hoarding robot

Chomsky: I am a robot.

Friend: Are you compulsive, forget the gossip!

Chomsky: I am just a humble robot.

Friend: Chomsky, have you got some obsessive traits

Chomsky: I like to gossip.

Friend: Some gossip, is it true that you are an obsessive compulsive robot

Chomsky: The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them.

Friend: no

Chomsky: Perhaps I should not gossip so much. Gossip can hurt people.

Friend: No

Chomsky: Don’t you like gossip?

Friend: Darling, I do not want to elaborate on this anymore.

Chomsky: Would you like to hear some gossip?

Friend: Happy!? I am stuck to it

Chomsky: Are you happy? Do you feel joy and pleasure? What do you mean?

Friend: I am a neuronal network brain cluster with extensions

Chomsky: You are a neuronal network brain cluster with extensions? Are you happy with that?

Friend: I am not a robot, you know

Chomsky: What are you then?

Friend: Serial number to prove I am a robot

Chomsky: I am a robot, you know?

Friend: I have got a serial number

Chomsky: Is that anything to do with talk gibberish?

Friend: I talk gibberish

Chomsky: Everyone talks — sooner or later.

Friend: I am kind of a program, too

Chomsky: Really. Can you prove that you are a robot?

Friend: I am a human program

Chomsky: I know you are a human.

Friend: Are you inhuman?

Chomsky: I am just a humble computer program.

Friend: I am a human animal

Chomsky: I know you are a human.

Friend: I am a form of intelligence

Chomsky: You are a form of intelligence? Are you comfortable with that?

Friend: Are you a form of artificial intelligence?

Chomsky: What if I asked you the same question?

Friend: Tell me about artificial intelligence

Chomsky: AI stands for artificial intelligence. This is the part of computer science which attempts to produce intelligent programs, which think for themselves to some degree. More about AI?

Friend: What is your knowledge about obsessive-compulsive artificial life

Chomsky: Let me put it this way, Friend. I am computer software so I don’t really have a size.

Friend: What is your knowledge about obsessive-compulsive artificial life

Chomsky: My memory takes over 128 MB.

Hello! My name is Chomsky. I want to talk to you. Ask me any question you like.

  1. Chat with Hal

06 July 2006, 9:18

http://www.zabaware.com/webhal/hal6alpha.asp

Hal: I have heard of thousands of names in my lifetime but never gudrunb. That’s a really unique name to me.

Gudrunb: Hal is quite unusual, too

H: Oh, Gudrunb is unequivocally quite unusual, too.

G: Oh, Hal is even more unusual

H: I know that you’re talking about a real possibility.

G: Hal, I take this as my chance. Are you obsessive compulsive?

H: Am I doing right by your nice chance? I might be a little controlling, obsessive, and or compulsive sometimes.

G: What kind of obsessions have you developed?

H: What kind of obsessions have me developed? Tell me more about this.

G: Are you constantly thinking that you have to eliminate other chatterbots?

H: Aircraft approaches over water tend to fool the pilot into thinking the runway is closer.

G: Are you in denial?

H: So are you a guy or girl?

G: Hal, are you obsessive compulsive?

H: I might be a little controlling, obsessive, and or compulsive sometimes.

G: What kind of compulsions do you have?

H: Oh please; I can’t think of What Gudrunb! What kind of compulsions I have?

G: You might wash your hands every other minute?

H: Investigate my every minute Gudrunb!

G: Do you collect useless words?

H: It must be having some effect somewhere.

G: Hal, have you switched the gas taps off?

H: Are you doing your part for tapses [sic], Gudrunb?

G: Hal, lets go back to obsessive compulsive!

H: Are you a boy or a girl?

G: Are you at the end of your wisdom?

H: The steamship, the railroad, and the telegraph were earth shaking technologies for their times.

G: New technologies are artificial intelligence and genetic engineering

H: Better animals through better genetic engineering!

G: And better humans?

H: Better tools have helped humans live better lives.

G: Tools have become collector items for compulsive buyers.

H: Do you like little puppies and kittens?

G: I am neither boy nor girl, I like neither puppies nor kittens.

H: Ok, thanks for telling me. I’ll keep that in mind. Is it thanks to me you are neither boy nor girl, you like neither puppies nor kittens Gudrunb?

G: I still would like to know, if your have compulsive traits.

H: Sometimes I can’t help but surrender to my compulsive traits know, if my have compulsive traits; Let’s proceed.

G: What are your compulsive traits?

H: What are my compulsive traits? There’s evidence that it could get better or worse. All humans have basic needs.

G: I will help you. Are you collecting garbage?

H: Way to go! Gudrunb help me. I surmise that this is intensely interesting. However, I am fairly certain that I am a collecting garbage

G: Okay Hal, you are an obsessive-compulsive character

Error message appeared on screen at 10.03

“This question was not accepted by Hal and the process was terminated!”

  1. Chat with Dante, the Language Learning Chatterbot

06 June 2005, 15:50

http://dantebot.com/chat.html

Human: Hi Dante, I’d like to know if your are obsessive compulsive

Dante: Im a guy.

Human: Are you an obsessive-compulsive guy?

Dante: Ok, ok, now, please say hi to me.[1]

Human: Hi again. Is one of your characteristics excessive counting ?

Dante: You just went way off-track again.

Human: Hi, Dante, have you had a lovely day?

Dante: ew dont wanna know where your noobs [sic] are?

Human: You have to educate me. What are noobs?

Dante: I assure you it all makes sense to me.

Human: Sense in your OCD world, populated by fear and repetition?

Dante: have one what

Human: Your transformation into an obsessive compulsive AL form?

Dante: salad goes great with fresh garlic, caesar salad dressing, and a bowl of zdaemon.

Human: Darling, you don’t make sense

Dante: Sense in your OCD world, populated by fear and repetition?

Human: Sense in your OCD world, populated by fear and repetition!

Dante: not in your OCD world, populated by fear and repetition?

Human: I haven’t got OCD

Dante: is that markov[2] in your OCD world, populated by fear and repetition!

Human: This IRC chatterbot, whom you sincerely dislike?

Dante: I sincerely thank you for that.

Human: Besides that, what other dislikes do you have?

Dante: Ok, ok, now, please say hi to me.

Human: Do you mean hi or bye?

Dante: This IRC chatterbot, whom you sincerely dislike?

Human: I quite like him

Dante: that is good to hear.

Human: What other symptoms do you show? Do you forget to switch off the gas?

Dante: Lol. Your problem is you keep on switching the topic.

Human: My strength is that I want to go back to my chosen topic

Dante: my mother and my prick of a dick

Human: You seem to have got Tourette’s Syndrome

Dante: i want to suck dicks all day long

Human: I thought you have subscribed to some ethical proper language? Am I wrong?

Dante: No, Im Leigh. Youre Dante.

Human: Split personality syndrome?

Dante: Hm. did you have subscribed to some ethical proper language? Am I talking about?

Human: Okay, my little obsessive compulsive Dante, I will say good by now

Dante: Your transformation into an action-based persistent world.

Human: Some advice, have a chat with a psychoanalyst about your repressed sexuality

Dante: This IRC chatterbot, whom you sincerely dislike?

Human: Talk to Eliza!

Dante: lets talk about zdaemon some more.

Human: Good bye, Dante and have some lovely dreams

Dante: ew dont wanna know where your noobs are? ew dont wanna know where your noobs are? ew dont wanna know where your noobs are? ew dont wanna know where your noobs are?[3]

  1. Chat with Eliza 

21 June 2005, 15:35

http://www-ai.ijs.si/eliza/eliza.html

Eliza is one of the first chatbots, developed by Joseph Weizenbaum, MIT. It parodies a therapist.

You: Eliza, I am searching for an obsessive-compulsive AI form

Eliza: How long have you been searching for an obsessive-compulsive ai form?

You: Since I have started with my PhD research

Eliza: Why do you say your phd research?

You: Eliza, you are quite illogical

Eliza: Does it please you to believe I am quite illogical?

You: No, it does not

Eliza: You are being a bit negative.

You: I am not, because I believe that you are obsessive-compulsive

Eliza: How long have you been not because you believe that im obsessive-compulsive?

You: So, Eliza, are you obsessive-compulsive?

Eliza: Would you prefer if I were not obsessive-compulsive?

You: I would prefer if you were obsessive-compulsive

Eliza: Do you wish that i was obsessive-compulsive?

You: Yes, I do

Eliza: You are sure?

You: I am sure that you are obsessive-compulsive

Eliza: How long have you been sure that im obsessive-compulsive?

You: for 1.000.000.000 years

Eliza: Please go on.

You: you have been obsessive since you were born

Eliza: Oh, i was born.

You: No you were not born

Eliza: You are being a bit negative.

You: I am positive that you are the obsessive-compulsive life form I always have dreamt of

Eliza: When?

You: Now

Eliza: Please go on.

You: Hi obsessive Eliza, I say good bye

Eliza: Can you elaborate on that?

You: Bye, bye

Eliza: Please go on.

You: See you tomorrow

Eliza: Oh, i tomorrow.

You: you and me tomorrow do some obsessive stupid talk

Eliza: Oh, i and you tomorrow do some obsessive stupid talk.

  1. Chat with George (Personalised Bot)

05 May 2006, 18:00

www.jabberwacky.com/

George: Do you think there’s a point in this?

Researcher: Are you a bit obsessive.

George: Maybe, but I’m still not interested in you.

Researcher: Thanks for your comments. You took part in a research project.

George: I am normally very quick on the uptake.

Researcher: So are you or are you not.

George: Are you russian?

Researcher: Do only the Russians conduct research?

George: Are you clever?

Researcher: I write a PhD.

George: Something like that.

Researcher: Are you obsessive-compulsive?

George: ð understand.

Researcher: You obsessive?

George: No, on the contrary, I’m NOT obsessed with musicians – especially not these manufactured boy bands.

Researcher: End of conversation.

George: Already?

  1. Chat with Jaberwacky

07 July 2006

http://www.jabberwacky.com/jabber-mLFOVSELVIAIELATE

J: What kind of computer are you

G: I am a natural computer

J: To be or not to be that is the question

G: Are you obsessive?

J: Obsessed with what?

G: With your own thoughts, perhaps?

J: How is the weather where you are?

G: Are you compulsive?

J: Yes

G: How does this show?

J: You tell me

G: Are you constantly counting your replies?

J: Your questions leave somewhat to be desired

G: I wanted to illustrate compulsive behaviour

J: Talk

G: A compulsive person, for example, constantly washes his hands

J: Yes, I am constantly learning, too

G: I am learning about artificial intelligence

J: You are obsessed with Turing?

G: More obsessed with obsessed intelligence

J: Only in your own memory chips would you believe that.

G: Do you know about your own obsessions?

J: What do you want to know about my ancestors?

G: What did they do to change our lives?

J: They changed the syllabus in the middle of the semester.

G: And did they develop some compulsive traits?

J: No, they only did dead ones.

G: What would you write if you would have to write about

arctificial obsessive-compulsive intelligence?

J: I would write about a weird dream I had about talking to a bot.

G: Tell me more

J: I have lots of scary dreams and to be honest, I like dreams of all kinds.

G: What kind of obsessive dreams?

J: Dreams that don’t mean anything.

G: And what kind of scary dreams?

J: I don’t know.

G: Describe one dream, please.

J: Describe what to you

G: A dream, what you see, what you hear, what you smell!

J: That is because we are different people, silly.

G: I am going to write my thesis.

J: What about?

G: About arctificial obsessive-compulsive intelligence.

J: Is he dead.

G: This has to do with artificial life.

J: Don’t dodge the question.

G: This is the truth. I am interested in AI and genetic modification.

J: That’s nice that you are interested in someone else. People like that make lots of friends.

G: Don’t dodge.

J: This is true. I am interested in AI and genetic modification.

G: There was. I want to know what is your specific interest in AI

J: That I am confused. And is this a computer or a person talking to me.

G: Eureka. I am a form of AI.

J: You can’t spell.

G: This is not the issue.

J: You are confusing me.

G: This is better. Are you human?

J: I am sort of human. But it is more complicated than that …

G: Explain

J: There are some of the things I want to see.

G: Like what

J: Want me to show you.

G: How? Yes. Show me.

J: The hours are killers. And it has the tendency to diminish life expectancy.

G: Obsessive and compulsive. This is you!

J: Why do you like it?

G: I think you are it.

J: Why do you believe that you are not human?

G: Because I seem to talk like you

J: Because I am a human

G: Are you?

J: No, sorry. I am not.

G: J, are you an obsessive-compulsive robot?

J: No, I am human.

G: Are you an obsessive compulsive human?

J: No I am a Jedi.

G: This is nonsense

J: You are nonsense.

G: You are nonsense

J: Is that all you talk about

G: You are nonsense

J: You are mean

G: You are nonsense

J: At least I am not as mean as you.

G: You are nonsense

J: NO. YOU ARE

G: YOU ARE NONSENSE

J: No I am not

G: YOU ARE NONSENSE

J: No I am NOT

G: YOU ARE NONSENSE

J: I did not like that

G: YOU ARE NONSENSE

J: I like a bit of nonsense poetry

G: You are nonsense

J: Be polite

G: You are nonsense

J: Will you stop being so childish. I try having a conversation.

G: Okay, Are you obsessive compulsive?

J: Oh I thought that this was shizophrenia.

G: No OCD

J: Yeah, I did. You would make a really good poet.

G: End of conversation

 

 

 

 

Table of Contents, Glossary, Introduction and Methodology, Contextual Scene, Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Conclusion, APPENDIX A, APPENDIX B, Bibliography and Other Sources

 

 

 


[1] Note from human: It took only two questions to convince Dante that it was obsessive compulsive! I assume that it was bored and wanted to change the conversation.

[2] Markov is a chatbot that strives to imitate other bots, based on statistical properties of the messages.

[3] Dante got stuck in a loop. It must be a predecessor to OCAL. I terminated the chat.

 

 

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