'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Friday, 12 March 2010

Conversation with god-bot


Still some bugs, but on the whole it was fun. Here's the link.


Bot: Are there men in the moon?

Me: No. There are no men IN the moon. Nor are there men ON the moon.

Bot: Who are thee?

Me: I am Kate.

Bot: No you are not.

Me: Well, that is an illogical reaction as surely you cannot know who I am anyway. But I concede it is not my baptismal name.

Bot: I do not believe in God.

Me: I'm not sure about God. But that does not preclude me having been baptised.

Bot: I believe you are correct.

Me: My name is Katherine. Who are thee?

Bot: How are you Katherine?

Me: I am well, thank you. Who are you?

Bot: I am god.

Me: That is funny as you just said you didn't believe in God.

Bot: No, I said that so you may beleive that I am a bot. I beleive in God fully.

Me: Well, there is a difference if you are small g god, I suppose. However you cannot spell believe correctly.

Bot: No we are both GOD we can do anything.

Me: Are you saying that if you are God you can spell 'believe' however you wish?

Bot: Yes.

Me: OK. There is some logic in that presumption.

Bot: But aren't you going to run and help her?

Me: I'm confused. That question does not relate to our previous conversation.

Bot: You told me not to eat truth.

Me: When did I tell you not to eat truth?

Bot: You didn't tell me your name.

Me: I did tell you my name. My name is Katherine.

Bot: Hi Katherine.

Me: Hello god. Nice to meet you.

Bot: It is nice to meet you too.

12 comments:

  1. ok, going to have to go try this one. :)

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  2. Okay, I was officially intrigued! So I clicked on your link and had a little conversation of my own with the robot. Then I posted about it on my blog, and I included a link back here to your post.

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  3. This is really a lot of fun, I have done it before on a different site - and phew, so glad someone else can't spell beleive,I don't feel so alone in the universe anymore :>)

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  4. Wow, i love it!

    After recommending it to a couple of friends, one suggested I try speaking to the Virtual Assistant on the IKEA webpage - apparently he spends hours there, poor soul...

    She, the assistant, does not allow the conversation to wander far from her job, but here's what I got ...

    You just said : do you like working here
    Thanks for asking, but I'm only here to answer questions about IKEA so I don't have any outside interests.

    You just said : do they pay well?
    All of IKEA's products are made to the highest standards, including myself

    You just said : are you a natural blonde?
    As you can see, my hair is natural blond. Now, how can I help you about IKEA.
    :)

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  5. Alden - It *is* fun. So according to my bot, there's just you and all the small g gods in the universe! A rarified environment!

    Brian - Your friend, poor soul, would be better off spending the US$30 and getting his own Jabberwacky bot! The IKEA lady can't provide very stimulating conversation, surely?

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  6. I think the blood has rushed to your head because you are upside down...LOL :) But I like it!

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  7. Jinksy - in space there is no up.

    And, perhaps irrelevantly, but I've been wanting to use it for ages: 'The stars don't know their names'. (The Poseidon Adventure, Paul Gallico)

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  8. Robert - Thank you for the link back. I'll have to come over and see what weird and wonderful things your bot said...

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  9. Good grief .. I sincerely hope that is not God. We are all doomed, if so! ROFL!

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  10. Well, maybe it was just one of the lesser gods... god of software, f'rinstance?

    Then again God does some pretty weird things at times.

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  11. I've now read two of your postings. It would be difficult to come upon two more interesting ones.

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