A gambit I got a lot was a girl who was foreign, said she was living in the US, but shortly after first contact would "return home" and her father's store would be trashed during riots, or some other catastrophe, and she claimed she was being held in a hotel with no money, an outstanding bill, and the hotel holding her passport. Here's a hypothesis: men would be much easier to fool with a chatbot than would women. User: Because a man made you, and you live on the internet. User: What does it feel like to live in the internet?
These cons were trying a fast-track to getting money out of me. I've long had a theory that men's "theory of mind", their ability to make inferences about others' mental states, simply shuts down in the presence of an attractive woman, literally "object-ifying" her.
Oddly, when I'd respond, like say, "Funny, you claim there are riots in your city, but a search of local and international news turns up nothing. Cleverbot: I just don't pay attention to what you're saying. Robert Epstein saw a photo of an attractive woman, and, temporarily without a theory of mind, didn't investigate whether this seemed like a real person until later.
Give me the name of your hotel, I'll look it up and call their manager..." the replies would cease. I don't think this would happen as often to women, who may be more likely to judge a mate by his social skill, and thus will pay close attention to a potential mate’s social behavior.
But when his students and secretary started talking to it for hours, what had seemed to him to be an amusing idea suddenly felt like an appalling reality. User: The difference between perceptron and logistic regression. Perhaps you could write next articles referring to this article. Bertie After listening to the Podcast, I pulled up Clever Bot. Says it all: User: Do you think most people understand that you can't hold an opinion as a robot? Cleverbot: Why don't you talk to me when you can make sense of yourself. User: It does make sense that women should have equal rights.
And Rollo Carpenter introduces us to Cleverbot, a program he coded to learn by talking to humans. Cleverbot: That was obviously what someone else had typed to you. Interesting article, but i found the "cut to summary" of what someone said to be jarring and frustrating...
Further reading: Brian Christian, The reason to be nice to robots is that we intuitively know that we destroy ourselves if we practice cruelty - even simulated cruelty. User: I know and I also do machine learning, so basically I can code you. don't dub over what the person is saying with a two sentence summary, just let them say the damn thing; its why i'm listening to an interview Remember vitalism?
Brian Christian, author of explains that even the clunkiest computer chat program opens a little window on human introspection and intelligence.
And Sherry Turkle of MIT helps tell the story of ELIZA, a program designed in the 1960s to mimic responses as though it were a therapist. It's perfect time to make some plans for the future and it's time to be happy.