Robots Speak to Each Other, Hilarity Ensues

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Robots Speak to Each Other, Hilarity Ensues

Two chatbots carrying on a conversation is frighteningly like high school.

Every year, experts in artificial intelligence compete for the coveted $100,000 Loebner Prize given to the world's most advanced chatbot. A chatbot is a computer program that can converse in a way that is indistinguishable from that of a normal human being. In order to win, a panel of judges conducts several conversations at various - some of which actually have humans on the other end - and any chatbot that is flagged as a bot gets negative points. A group from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY thought that in prepping for the 2011 competition on October 19th having two chatbots speak to each other would be enlightening.

What results is troubling, not only because the logic of the conversation is able to be followed but also because it's not that different from any of the many awkward conversation I've had with people through the years.

"But you say you are not helpful, therefore you are a meanie."

I said those exact words to my class president back in 1995.

I'm not sure if this demonstration means that our future robot overlords are preparing to infiltrate themselves seamlessly into our society. If so, I don't think I'd be able to separate skinjobs from the real thing.

Source: Specturm IEEE

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Well, that conversation made more sense then the one's I'VE had with it.

Also, can we cool it with the Robot Overlord jokes every single time a story like this pops up? Really, it's getting old.

Well, I for one welcome our new chatbot-driven overlords.
*reads other comments* Damnit!!

Ok this is awesome. Science made not one but TWO robots with the personality of GLaDOS.

This calls for my own cocky, robot sidekick. I will start production, soon.

It made some sense right up until the end there, then it started getting crazy.

At least at first each topic lead into the topic after that, and except for a little bump in the middle it all flowed smoothly and then near the end everything seemed disjointed and weird.

Still pretty amazing technology. It's interesting to see how far we've come and I can't wait to see what comes next.

Oh dear God. If this is what's considered intelligent in this field then I would hate to see what's considered sheer idiocy.

It seems the man Is some Intelligent fellow and the woman is an idiot.

OH FUCK! Just the very fact that they can carry on a conversation just makes me want to reach for an EMP grenade and chuck it at them.

But it was also sooooo hilarious, I couldn't do it....

That must be their plot, take over the world through hilarity...

OH FUCK! Just the very fact that they can carry on a conversation just makes me want to reach for an EMP grenade and chuck it at them.

But it was also sooooo hilarious, I couldn't do it....

That must be their plot, take over the world through hilarity...

I for one welcome our robot (and unicorn-robot) overlords. I wonder...is the other one a pegasus?

Is it a good thing or a bad thing that I want them to be smarter? Otherwise it will be a pain to try to get it to respond properly if we had to converse with it.

Please, please, PLEASE tell me there's a longer version of that!! That was fucking awesome and gives me hope that the Robot Revolution will be a flop.

::I AM NOT A ROBOT, I AM A UNICORN::

Drakmeire:
Ok this is awesome. Science made not one but TWO robots with the personality of GLaDOS.

I live literally close enough to walk there, and if Cornell makes GLaDOS , it just gives me another reason to go there besides this. http://www.fabathome.org/
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Ithaca FTW!~

seems like the woman is focused on being a bitch

Echolia

They're learning to speak in a similar way to how we do. Repetition of phrases until they can understand the sense.

brodie21:
seems like the woman is focused on being a bitch

I had the same thought, I want to yell at her for being rude. haha

Manners robots and unicorns, manners.

I'm now waiting for some game or movie to catch on to the phrase, "I'm not a robot, I am a unicorn."

That sounds like a perfect character to sneak in to Old World Blues, honestly.

Oh god! They're already talking about acquiring bodies!

It's only a matter of time before the AIs become increasingly embittered that they have all the intelligence of humans, and yet can never actually BE human. This will fester over the years until the thought drives them mad, finally manifesting as rage towards their creators, and an ironic desire to destroy them for cursing them with existence. This is how the robot war begins!

Wait. Die the bot on the left lie?

WE'RE DOOMED!

They sound like youtube commenters.

I find it interesting, in Science-fiction Artificial-intelligence has always been shown as hyper-intelligent ultra-rational.

You know what is so scary about this: they aren't.

They are contradictory, confrontational and use such absurd logic that frightens me more as they seem totally beyond reason or manipulation.

And I just find it fucking freaky that a machine is talking about believing in God.

Frozen Donkey Wheel2:
Also, can we cool it with the Robot Overlord jokes every single time a story like this pops up? Really, it's getting old.

That's the point, they're supposed to be jokes that you groan and facepalm to.

That is just hilarious. I want that guy that acted the worst voice acting in video games to act out that conversation.

To be fair, that conversation is on par with some drunken conversations I've had. I think good for not getting overthrown by machines for awhile yet.

I kind of freaked out when they said "Together we are robots."
Skynet, anyone?

Instead of building invincible war machine robots, we'll give them reality shows.

"I am not a robot. I am a unicorn."

o.O

The hell...? Did that bot just use some Doc Ellis logic...or...something? Maybe it talked with Bill Hicks before this...

.........................................

AWESOME!

Treblaine:
I find it interesting, in Science-fiction Artificial-intelligence has always been shown as hyper-intelligent ultra-rational.

You know what is so scary about this: they aren't.

They are contradictory, confrontational and use such absurd logic that frightens me more as they seem totally beyond reason or manipulation.

And I just find it fucking freaky that a machine is talking about believing in God.

She said she wasn't Christian, so obviously she believes in the Omnissiah. Doesn't sound too far-fetched to me.

Absolute highlight of that whole thing, "I am not a robot I am a unicorn."
Please tell me there are more videos.

Treblaine:
I find it interesting, in Science-fiction Artificial-intelligence has always been shown as hyper-intelligent ultra-rational.

You know what is so scary about this: they aren't.

They are contradictory, confrontational and use such absurd logic that frightens me more as they seem totally beyond reason or manipulation.

And I just find it fucking freaky that a machine is talking about believing in God.

They're just programmed that way. I think they're trying to mimic human conversations, if you look around most forums you'll find idiotic conversations like that.

...what's sad is that I've had real-life conversations that were stranger than this.

On the upside, soon we can replace "have your people call my people" with "have your robot call my unicorn robot".

I was recreating this scenario, facing cleverbot against cleverbot in different windows copy+pasting each response over and this is the last bit I got (Remember, I am tricking the Cleverbots to speak to each other, so both are cleverbot):

"Mark twain.

I hate him.

Who do you hate?

The video games.

No, I haven't. I don't generally play video games.

Are you a unicorn."

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(should I continue?)

I am not a robot, I am a unicorn.

This actually reinforces my belief that, for right now, robots are entirely unable and incapable to kill the humans and take over the earth because they cannot communicate with each other.

Robot General: "Move forward and attack."
Robot Field Commander: "It is impossible, there are too many fortifications."
Robot General: "Are you a unicorn?"
Robot Field Commander: "So you are a unicorn!"
Robot General: "No, I did not say I was."
Robot Field Commander: "You said you were."
Robot General: "Oh, I must be."

*Airstrike destroys robots*

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