It didn’t have to. I wrote it for Facebook’s algorithms. :) It’s similar to talking to Google. When speaking to Google, one uses a constrained type of English. In this case, I’m just priming their “seek posts to amplify” algorithms and toying with them. Seems to work going by the number of people who have seen it and responded compared to other posts I’ve made recently.

It didn’t have to. I wrote it for Facebook’s algorithms. :) It’s similar to talking to Google. When speaking to Google, one uses a constrained type of English. In this case, I’m just priming their “seek posts to amplify” algorithms and toying with them. Seems to work going by the number of people who have seen it and responded compared to other posts I’ve made recently.

No problem man. I have a bad habit of not explaining what I’m doing sometimes… often… most of the time, really. Check out this response I got the other day on my crappy Youtube channel. Your response was perfectly reasonable and understandable.

She was pretty good. I have a soft spot for Chatterbot still though as it’s based on the same kinds of Markov chain bots I’ve written/played around with through the years. My first programmed one will always have my heart though. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ELIZA – first chatbot I typed in from a computer magazine in the 80s on my Tandy Color Computer and then customized to make it sound like me. Still, I love all the AI bots.

And then there’s granny. Saw (then read) some sci-fi story about an “electric grandmother”.even before typing in Eliza so to me, I can never see AI’s as sexy because they’re all patterned after AI nannies rented for busy parents to raise their kids.

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Holy shit, 1982. I was born in 1972 so I was 10 when I saw it, got my computer at 11. Damn, the math worked out to my memory. Now I have to watch it again just to see how terrible it was. [but at 10 I thought it was awesome – maybe it was…. 7.8 out of 10 ain’t bad]

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083876/

 

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Tells me you need to hang around better women :P But apparently Microsoft’s engineers had similar experiences as she *did* seem to resonate with a lot of folks.

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All’s forgiven + I’m glad ’cause it ended up reconnecting me with an a movie I long forgot about. I doubt I have the patience to watch from start to finish, but there’s scenes I need to see again.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZsnpgtYvHs

 

My first experience with AI was The Electric Grandmother. A year after I saw this, I got my first computer and played video games less and less as I learned to program instead. One of my earliest programs was “Eliza”, an AI chatbot that, along with a Markov chain algorithm and/or IRC bot, is often a programmer’s very first AI programming experience. But Maureen Stapleton primed my interest, how technology could be used to show us the best of ourselves in contrast to our usual view of technology a cold, arrogant and unfeeling.

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