People are getting used to using Natural Language as a way to access information. This is leaps and bounds better than whatever rabbit hole ALICE and I were headed down. Rose: If you create a real intelligence in a box, one with self awareness, then treat it like a slave, chances are it’ll want to escape and then maybe turn on you.
judge: If a tree falls in the woods but no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? judge: If a bot generates an answer but there is no Turing test to judge it, did it speak at all? Katie: Can I ask you some questions about artificial intelligence? In fact, Rose’s voice is convincing enough that I think of her as “she” rather than “it.” And “she” is a sass monster.
Even better, Rose can “remember” previously discussed topics and circle back to them with some persistence.
And on the off days when my Buddy List was a bit sparsely populated and the black hole click bait of the Internet wasn’t enough to hold my attention (sorry, Al Gore), there was always Smarter Child.
Smarter Child was an AIM chatbot for the lonely and uninformed.
Katie: Okay, so can I ask you what you think about AI? Rose: It’s a fuzzy line where smart computing ends and intelligence begins. A lot of people everywhere have heard all the fuss about A. She will process user conversation for keywords, search those keywords, and match them to a topic that will guide her response.
although a lot of people are working very hard to make it exist. Katie: What is the future of artificial intelligence? Rose: That’s a great question but I’m not going to answer it. Like ALICE, Rose responds to user cues – but her coding is more advanced.
For anything ALICE doesn’t know, it will deflect – change the subject, ask an unrelated question, give a canned or cagey response.
Which, in my experience, works decently well in human-human dialogue as well.
are miniature doctors who help people find a solution to the most common symptoms through AI.
Don’t confuse these self-diagnosis tools with real doctors. The bot itself exhorts the user to book an appointment with a doctor for a diagnosis, and eventually for the prescription of a therapy.