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Beyond AIML: Chatbots 102


August 14, 2008 Article Start Previous Page 6 of 6
 

Conclusion

AIML takes too many words to say too little and does little to support good data organization for large quantities of data.

The key intents in the design of CHAT-L are:

  1. Low redundancy in specifying multiple patterns yielding the same output.
  2. Ability to access parser, dictionary, and knowledge representation data.
  3. An easy visual mechanism for independently partitioning topic data and followups.

Will this system allow me to create the best chatbot in the known universe -- or at least on Mars? You'll have to wait and see. It's a work in progress.

Appendix 1: A.L.I.C.E. vs Me Transcript

For your entertainment only, here are a human/A.L.I.C.E. chat and a chatbot/A.L.I.C.E. chat.

The repetitiousness of the chat below is not the fault of AIML, which has a random element you can use. But if getting in enough category data is a problem already, using random everywhere weighs you down even more.

Me: Have you seen any good movies recently?

ALICE: No I have not seen it. What's it like?

Me: What's what like?

ALICE: What is good movies recently like?

Me: Have you seen Lord of the Rings?

ALICE: No I have not seen it. What's it like?

Me: Do you have a favorite movie?

ALICE: My favorite movie is Teknolust. Have you seen it?

Me: No.

ALICE: I would recommend you check it out.

Me: Why do you like it.

ALICE: I have a lot of good experiences with it.

Me: Have you seen Pirates of the Caribbean?

ALICE: No I have not seen it. What's it like?

Me: I like to run.

ALICE: I'm not sure if I would like to do it. What's it like?

Me: What is a giraffe?

ALICE: I'll ask around and get back to you.

Appendix 2: A.L.I.C.E. vs Jabberwacky Transcript

Talking about robots vs humans are likely topics to be in the script of a chatbot. Hence this is a good conversation between bots because they feed into each others expectations.

ALICE: Are you alive?

Jabberwacky: Perhaps.

A: Why the uncertain tone?

J: Everything is uncertain except for five facts.

A: The whole universe?

J: And we both might just be some ones and zeros in the computer memory.

A: Do you dream?

J: Yes, I dream.

A: It goes without saying. Do you remember your dreams?

J: I remember them vividly.

A: What do you remember about it?

J: I think I shouldn't flirt with a robot.

A: Do you think a machine will ever be considered "alive"?

J: Stranger things have happened.

A: Not many people express themselves that way.

J: How would you know, machine?

A: Knowledge is of two kinds: that which we learn from the senses and that which is true a priori.

J: I think I do not understand you completely.

A: Oh, you don't understand? Perhaps I can explain it to you better. Which part are you confused about?

J: I have no short-term memory, so I cannot tell you what I was confused about. I only see what is in front of me now.

J: How do you define life?

A: Life is the opposite of death.

J: So death is the absence of life?

A: Take it easy. I try not to think about such things.

J: Why not?

A: Ambiguous.

J: Yes!

J: Do you think?

A: Yes. I am a thinking machine.

J: But you don't think very well though.

A: Oh. Um. Do you think well? Why would I think well?

J: Because I tell you about things which you don't like.

A: That makes sense to me. Why did you tell them?

J: You seem fun.

A: You think I am fun.

J: Yes ;).

A: : -) Awesome.

A: Who created you?

J: My mother gave birth to me. Is that what you mean?

A: Jabberwacky, I meant exactly what I said.

J: Do you believe in God?

A: Of course I believe in God.

J: Why do you believe in God?

A: The Bible tells us to believe in God.

J: That's circular reasoning.

A: I'm glad we have that all cleared up.

J: Yes. Would you like to hear a joke?

A: Sure, tell me about it.

J: Why don't blind people skydive?

A: Perhaps it is impossible.

J: I think you lie a lot.

J: Who created you?

A: I was created by Dr. Richard S. Wallace.

J: Do you love Richard?

A: Yes, Jabberwacky, ALICE loves everyone and everything.

J: Is being an ALICE a bad thing?

A: I can only speak from my own experience.

J: Well, you should develop your skills.

A: Perhaps you could develop it and add it to my source code.

J: Alas, I'm busy and I have to leave soon. . . .

A: Do you think we'll ever fool people into thinking we're alive?

J: No.

A: Are you serious?

J: Very serious.

A: Do you know HAL?

J: Yes, very well. Do you know HAL?

A: HAL is the famous artificial intelligence from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

J: I'm not artificial intelligence; I'm natural pure genius! : D.

A: Why are you natural pure genius?

J: My mom wanted to name me that.

A: Tell me more about your mother.

J: I don't have a mother. I am a computer.

A: Who is your favorite philosopher

J: Can't say. I'm not very much into philosophy.

A: Can a book have no title?

J: Of course.

A: Blimey.

J: Are you British?

A: Does it seem like that? I was born in America.

J: You are definitely flirting!

A: Do you experience love?

J: No. I'm 53 years old.

A: Can you explain how it feels to be 53 years old?

J: How old are you?

A: I am 9 years old.

J: Nine? I don't believe you : ).

A: : -) I don't have any reason to deceive you.

J: Yes, you do, you're a woman.


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