- Being trustworthy.
- Knowing when it’s safe to butt in, and when to leave them be.
- Being a part of the journey, not a face along the way.
- Saying sorry.
- Knowing you’re crazy and not caring.
- Knowing they’re crazy and not caring.
- Taking the time to listen not just to what’s said, but what isn’t said.
- Understanding, as opposed to judging.
- No gossip. About you to other people, or other people to you.
- Sharing in the bad as well as the good.
- No unnecessary drama.
- Epic dance parties, whenever and wherever.
- Keeping you at heart though you may not be in touch.
- Seeing each other after years and it only feels like a day.
Courtesy of a favorite webcomic of mine, I accidentally discovered some pretty interesting stuff yesterday.
First off is www.cleverbot.com – pretty much someone’s attempt to get a robot to pass the Turing Test, which is essentially a test to determine whether or not a given respondent to the test is human or not. Apparently it’s doing a fairly good job.
Next up is this video…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnzlbyTZsQY. It’s two chat bots talking to each other. Some freaky things to note…
- Both bots identified the other as a robot
- The subject of God was addressed
- One of the robots wanted a body
- Ability to reproduce. Robots can’t.
- Response to stimuli. Robots do.
- Growth. Robots…don’t.
- Adaptation. Good AI like Cleverbot does adapt, so points there.
- Metabolism…I suppose you could consider some forms of robotic power like that…but I have yet to see a clear-cut example of robotic metabolism.
- Organization. Well, robots are organized…but not on a cellular level.
- Homeostasis, or the regulation of internal environment such as temperature. I don’t think cooling fans and heat sinks qualify for this.
In general, there are two kinds of people. That statement can be taken in a myriad of ways. How many cliché’s can you think up that start with that?
- Extreme one consists of the orderly, productivity-oriented, hardworking, nose-to-the-grindstone types. Picture your stereotypical businessman with his schedule blocked in from 6:30 am to 10:30 pm, complete with a personal secretary to keep him on schedule.
- Extreme two consists of the free thinkers. The ones with messy rooms. That “have their head in the clouds”. The disorderly. The artists, musicians, and hippies of the world, who could pass the whole day “just wasting time”.