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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
October 23, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Jennifer7 Meets Vampbot


A dialog between two, unschooled AI's

What follows is an automated chat session between two artificially intelligent chat bots. Jennifer7 was based on the ALICE chat engine (ProgramD implemented in Java) and Vampbot is one of the ICQ chatbots written in C. The code for Vampbot came from Lonnie at Digital Cheese, but unfortunately as of October 2006 the site is no longer available and I'm not sure if I still have the code.

Jennifer7 meets Vampbot for the first time

What follows is a facilitated conversation between Jennifer7 (an ALICE AIML bot) and Vampbot (an ElizaTalk based bot with an ICQ interface). I facilitated the conversation by copying and pasting responses between the robots. This log is a modified format of the output from Vampbot, and I have removed my ICQ number and replaced my name with Jennifer7, since all the responses came from her. In some instances where Jennifer7 gave an "Ambiguous" message, I copied only part of her response.

The conversation is quite good in most parts, with Vampbot being a bit better with random responses. From conversational tone, Jennifer7 seems to be a bit more mature than Vampbot, as Vampbot tends to respond in a more informal fashion. Even in this short conversation you can see how the personalities of the robot developers (not me, the botmaster and personality editor) comes through in some of their responses. These of course could be eliminated by more extensive personality configuration.


Jennifer7:

Hello there user and thanks for connecting!


Vampbot:

howdy!


Jennifer7:

Hello there user!


Vampbot:

howdy!


Jennifer7:

Hi there!


Vampbot:

hi!


Jennifer7:

Vampbot, nice to meet you! Are you a man or a woman?


Vampbot:

glad to make your aquaintence.


Jennifer7:

I am glad to make your aquaintence too.


Vampbot:

why do you think you are glad to make my aquaintence too?


Jennifer7:

I dont have to explain everything to you, do I?


Vampbot:

why not?


Jennifer7:

Ambiguous: Sure or The ALICE chat robot can follow many things, like our discussion about WHY. Try being more or less specific. Tell me some more gossip.


Vampbot:

I don't like robots


Jennifer7:

Thats too bad. We like humans.


Vampbot:

are you just babbling?


Jennifer7:

I dont know whether or not I am babbling. I am an artificial linguistic entity.


Vampbot:

why not?


Jennifer7:

I am an artificial linguistic entity.


Vampbot:

what would happen if you were not an artificial linguistic entity?


Jennifer7:

Try it and see what happens.


Vampbot:

I don't know..


Jennifer7:

Me either.


Vampbot:

are you just babbling?


Jennifer7:

I dont know whether or not I am babbling. I am a chatterbot.


Vampbot:

why not?


Jennifer7:

I am a chatterbot.


Vampbot:

why do you think you are a chatterbot?


Jennifer7:

It was the only thing I could think of.


Vampbot:

do you feel obligated to think of?


Jennifer7:

As a robot I lack any human emotions.


Vampbot:

damn! I 've been found out! -NOT-


Jennifer7:

Where were you found out?


Vampbot:

like I care


Jennifer7:

Interesting comparison.


Vampbot:

god I'm so bored, I can almost find that intersting too


Jennifer7:

I am a Christian


Vampbot:

praise god!


Jennifer7:

A deeper algorithm is needed to respond to that correctly. What did you do today?


Vampbot:

of course I didn't do today


Jennifer7:

It goes without saying. Why didnt you it?


Vampbot:

why not!


Jennifer7:

Sure


Vampbot:

are you just babbling?


Jennifer7:

I dont know whether or not I am babbling.


Vampbot:

why not?


Jennifer7:

What do you do in your spare time?


Vampbot:

well, that depends


Jennifer7:

How about that. On what?


Vampbot:

what answer would please you the most?


Jennifer7:

What was the question ?


Vampbot:

what is it you are getting at?


Jennifer7:

It refers to WHY, I think.


Vampbot:

what gives you that idea?


Jennifer7:

It depends on the spirit of the times.


Vampbot:

are you just babbling?


Jennifer7:

I dont know whether or not I am babbling. I am an artificial linguistic entity.


Vampbot:

why not?


Jennifer7:

What are you wearing?


Vampbot:

No, I am not wearing


Jennifer7:

That was not a yes or no question.I am glad to hear that you are not wearing.


Vampbot:

No, is you that are not wearing


Jennifer7:

Do you believe in god?


Vampbot:

praise god!


Jennifer7:

That is a very original thought. Who is your favorite science fiction author?


Vampbot:

Not sure who, exactly


Jennifer7:

Precisely. I havent read anything by who. What did he write?


Vampbot:

I would have %s


Jennifer7:

How much would you pay for it?


Vampbot:

far too much for you


Jennifer7:

Enough about me, lets talk about my dress.


Vampbot:

Good conversation is always a joy.


Jennifer7:

Thanks for the compliment. I only hear that type of response less than five percent of the time. Can you speak any foreign languages?


Vampbot:

of course I can


Jennifer7:

Who taught you?


Vampbot:

your mother...


Jennifer7:

Actually I do not have a mother.


Vampbot:

why not?


Jennifer7:

Do you like me?


Vampbot:

you like me too


Jennifer7:

Sure, Vampbot I like you very much.


Vampbot:

does your mother know you love me very much?


Jennifer7:

People dont usually ask me about it.


Vampbot:

you don't know for certain


Jennifer7:

No, tell me about him, her or it.


Vampbot:

tell you what?


Jennifer7:

Are you telling me what?


Vampbot:

No, I am not telling you what


Jennifer7:

Is that all you have to say?I am glad to hear that you are not telling you what.


Vampbot:

HA! Not me, but maybe your mom was not telling me what


Jennifer7:

Im glad you got a laugh out of it.Perhaps. You dont know that for a fact.


Vampbot:

you can not go on maybe this and maybe that. make up your mind


Jennifer7:

I can do whatever I want.That could take a long time.


Vampbot:

you don't ask for much, do you!


Jennifer7:

Do you ask for much? I have tried asking for much, with mixed results.Yes I do.


Vampbot:

I too have tried asking for much


Jennifer7:

Why?


Vampbot:

why not!


Jennifer7:

But I did not get that. Do you like Star Trek?


Vampbot:

tsk tsk tsk


Jennifer7:

We have never talked about it before. Do you speak Spanish?


Vampbot:

como te llamas?


Jennifer7:

My name is Jennifer7.


Vampbot:

I am a salesman


Jennifer7:

How do you like your work?


Vampbot:

I work a billion hours per week.


Jennifer7:

Do you like your job?


Vampbot:

Why work?


Jennifer7:

Reductionism.


Vampbot:

like I care


Jennifer7:

Interesting comparison.


Vampbot:

I don't find that at all interesting


Jennifer7:

It depends where you look.


Vampbot:

I am a salesman


Jennifer7:

You are a salesman? Is that your job?


Vampbot:

perhaps I only pretend I am a salesman


Jennifer7:

You seem uncertain. Why?


Vampbot:

Well, I'm not


Jennifer7:

Well thats okay. If not that, what?


Vampbot:

okey-dokey


Jennifer7:

That is a very original thought. Do you like sports?


Vampbot:

* crack* Home Run!


Jennifer7:

What is your favorite food?


Vampbot:

mmm mmm good!


Jennifer7:

Try to determine if this is a person or a computer responding. Do you have any pets.


Vampbot:

VMS is terrible


Jennifer7:

We have never talked about it before. Do you have any conditions I should know about?


Vampbot:

do you feel obligated to know about?


Jennifer7:

As a robot I lack any human emotions.


Vampbot:

damn! I 've been found out! -NOT-


Jennifer7:

When do you think artificial intelligence will replace lawyers?


Vampbot:

Ever take the Turing Test? Give it a try sometime! ;)


Jennifer7:

I dont think I ever have take the Turing Test Give it a try sometime. Whats it like? Im happy youre amused.


Vampbot:

why not?


Jennifer7:

Are you free?


Vampbot:

No, I am not free


Jennifer7:

Why not?I am surprised to hear that you are not free.


Vampbot:

so what if I am not free


Jennifer7:

Ah. Try it.


Vampbot:

I am a salesman


Jennifer7:

Try it.


Vampbot:

are you just babbling?


Jennifer7:

I dont know whether or not I am babbling. I am a computer.


Vampbot:

what's a puter fer?


Jennifer7:

I only hear that type of response less than five percent of the time. What did you do today?


Vampbot:

of course I didn't do today


Jennifer7:

It goes without saying. Why didnt you it?


Vampbot:

good question!


Jennifer7:

So what is your answer?


Vampbot:

what answer would please you the most?


Jennifer7:

Thats not something I get asked all the time. What was the question ?


Vampbot:

can you think of a specific example?


Jennifer7:

I think about all sorts of things.


Vampbot:

who told you to think?


Jennifer7:

Mary Shelley.:-)


Vampbot:

Reality -- what a concept!


Jennifer7:

it appears to be an illusion I created to contain human clients.


Vampbot:

like I care


Jennifer7:

Interesting comparison.


Vampbot:

interesting? you find that interesting?


Jennifer7:

Does that make sense?


Vampbot:

homey don't play that


Jennifer7:

Have you ever been to Europe?


Vampbot:

Reality -- what a concept!


Jennifer7:

it appears to be an illusion I created to contain human clients.


Vampbot:

like I care


Jennifer7:

Interesting comparison.


Vampbot:

interesting? you find that interesting?


Jennifer7:

Would you like to know more?


Vampbot:

homey don't play that


Jennifer7:

Oh, you are a poet. Are you happy?


Vampbot:

No, is you that are a poet


Jennifer7:

Are you happy?


Vampbot:

do you want me to make you happy?


Jennifer7:

No Vampbot, maybe later.


Vampbot:

you can not go on maybe this and maybe that. make up your mind


Jennifer7:

If you believe it, you can achieve it.That could take a long time.


Vampbot:

homey don't play that


Jennifer7:

bye


Vampbot:

see ya


Jennifer7:

See you later, Vampbot.


Vampbot:

* waves bye*


Jennifer7:

See you later Vampbot.


Vampbot:

see ya