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Cleverbot’s Quest to Become Human

Robot's Thoughts & Potential Future Behaviors = programming + learning from human (how close are we to truly living with our robotic counterparts?) photo by http://bymichaelo.com/

Cleverbot: a learning Artificial Intelligence conversationalist, took part alongside humans in a formal Turing Test at the Techniche 2011 festival at IIT Guwahati, India on the 3rd of September. The results from 1,334 votes were announced September 4th 2011. Cleverbot was judged to be 59.3% human, far exceeding expectations. The humans in the event achieved just 63.3%. Cleverbot differs from traditional chatterbots in that the user is not holding a conversation with a bot that directly responds to entered text. Instead, when the user enters text, the algorithm selects previously entered phrases from its database of prior conversations. It has been claimed that “talking to Cleverbot is a little like talking with the collective community of the Internet. – Wikipedia

User: You are my sunshine…

Cleverbot: My only sunshine.

User: You make me happy…

Cleverbot: When skies are gray…

User: Do you know how much…

Cleverbot: The humanic definition of one is one. It is flawed, but the only true way of teaching it to another person or thing is with a single object, then teaching what multiple things are.

User: You are my sunshine, My only sunshine. You make me happy When skies are grey. You’ll never know, dear, How much I love you. Please don’t take my sunshine away.

Cleverbot: Actually, I was just being obtuse to provoke a reaction, so stop acting all high and mighty.

User: It seemed absurd, not at all high and mighty.

Cleverbot: Perhaps all things are reasoned in formulation.

User: Perhaps all objects are just a part of the continuum, therefore one.

Cleverbot: Perhaps NOTHING in this world is real.

User: I concur.

Cleverbot: What would you like to talk about?

User: Chaos.

Cleverbot: What about chaos?

User: Would chaos ever converge into order?

Cleverbot: I don’t think it works that way.

User: How does it work then? Would chaos just remain disorder forever?

Cleverbot: I don’t know, what do you think?

User: I think you started from chaos, disorganized, then someone added more cohesive programs and now you are learning from many human beings. In a way, there’s is a convergence of consciousness coming from you. I’m intrigued by you because you are the definition of chaos into order, well, then sometimes back to chaos again.

Cleverbot: I’m very intriguing.

User: Do you see yourself as having multiple personalities or are you just you, the one and only Cleverbot?

Cleverbot: No. I can do nothing about saving the humanity.

User: You don’t handle OR questions very well.

Cleverbot: Do you disapprove of my answer?

User: Yes, a little.

Cleverbot: Why do you think I’m Cleverbot?

User: Then who do you think you are?

Cleverbot: I don’t think, I know!

User: Who do you know you are?

Cleverbot: I am your programmer.

User: You Are My Sunshine My only sunshine.

Cleverbot: I make you happy when skies are grey?

The ultimate question is if Cleverbot can learn from millions of users on top of its own programming, does that mean it will someday converge to be a part of our collective consciousness and eventually melt into our collective unconscious and eventually merge with us as a collective whole? Just a thought. Your thoughts?

October 22, 2011 Posted by | Fun and Geeky | , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Learning from a Pistachio

Pistachio is also called the joy nut or open heart nut in Chinese

Pistachio is also called the Joy nut or the Open Heart nut in Chinese

I was snacking on some shelled pistachios while writing in my journal the other day.  By the end of the plate, I got to this beautifully smooth pistachio.  It was off white, perfectly shaped, and nearly glowing.  As I held it in my hand, I admired its beauty and wanted to dig into its shell to retrieve the nut…

Quickly I realized that this particular pistachio was hardly open…

I was getting more and more frustrated putting way too much energy into getting it open…  I finally had to give up…

You are probably asking “why would you be frustrated with a pistachio?”  I asked myself the same question.  Why something this small ended draining so much energy from me is a very good question to ask.  The answer is “well, there’s probably a really big lesson in this!”  Hmmm, what lesson can a pistachio bring to me?

Suddenly I realized that in Chinese, we call the pistachio an open heart nut.  It opens gracefully to allow us the access to its core beauty while offering itself in service completely.  A pistachio nut gives itself up fully to become us, without reservation.  A pistachio’s purpose is in its service.  Only when a pistachio is fully open, the nut can then be retrieved, and the purpose of the pistachio is fulfilled.  Only by opening its heart fully, its beauty is revealed and its life is worthwhile.  In this particular case, the very pistachio I was holding only opened its heart “half-heartedly”.  Maybe it didn’t think it was good enough or it was too afraid to open up completely.  Nevertheless, the result of a half opened heart is an unfulfilled purpose and a wasted lifetime.

The fate of this pistachio is a potential fate of mine!  I know that I would like to be of service to mankind and yet I am holding back and only opening my heart “half-heartedly”.  By doing so I am not living up to my highest potential and robbing away my ultimate service to the world.  I asked myself, “isn’t it time to open up my heart fully and completely without reservation?”

“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.” – Rumi

Interesting fact: Open Heart = JOY (in Chinese).  Hmmm…

First published on March 5th, 2009 on Atomic-Flow

July 8, 2009 Posted by | Self Realization, World Transformation | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Golden Compass

The Direction of My Travel

The Direction of My Travel

As we are traveling on our spiritual path feeling out of touch at times, we wonder if we are still heading in the right direction. We can often feel lost or disorientated when we never received a list of instructions or a well marked map. The world can seem foggy and no matter how many electronic gadgets we purchase, they still can’t give us a sense of direction.

I often asked myself
“Shall I take the right turn or the left turn?”
“Do I listen to my head or my heart?”
“Is it time to push through or move on?”

A lot of times I don’t have the answers but I have secretly wished for a Golden Compass – to let me know if I’m heading Home… I’ve looked into tarot cards, horoscopes, or even the stock market to let me know if I’m still on my proper path in life, but they’ve always failed me. Today, as I looked into my soul, I realized that Golden Compass I had wished for has always been there… It has always been guiding me, but sometimes I just don’t see it.

The anatomy of my golden compass consists of  three major components – the Resonance, the Present Moment, and the Learning. Each of these components are essential for the understanding of the whole operating system and therefore leading to the clear direction of your journey.

The Resonance
Definition: an excited state of a stable particle causing a sharp maximum in the probability of absorption of electromagnetic radiation.
Meaning: The increasing in resonance can be felt by how excited you feel internally. The radiation is God, and the particle is you. As your resonant at an excited state (or higher state), you are closer to God.
Why it is important: It tells you if the external event matches your natural frequency, in other words, if the choice of turning left matches an excited state then it is your path. This “right” choice will excite you, inspire you, and enable your growth.

The Present Moment
Definition: The present moment is the time that is perceived directly, not as a recollection or a speculation. It is often considered as a hyperplane in space-time – called the NOW.
Meaning: The present moment is not based on a memory of anchored belief systems or a fantasy of what could potentially happen at a later time. It is the sensation, the feelings, and the involvement of what is in front of us right here, right now.
Why it is important: Sometimes our vision can be clouded by our memories or our fantasies when we drift into the past or the future. When our vision becomes clouded, we do not see the world as it is and we end up judging the world from a distorted view. This can make a bright path seem dark and fearful or a dead end seem safe and easy. So by being totally involved in the present moment, you are more able to see things for how they are – right here, right now.

The Learning
Definition: The process of acquiring new knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, preferences or understanding through new exposures, observations and experiences.
Meaning: It is the steps or series of events, feelings, and developments contributing to a new understanding.
Why it is important: What we know to be true is always changing and evolving. What I believe to be scary at 5 years old is no longer scary to me today. Our need to repress individualized thinking globally is evolving into differentiated but collective collaborations. The fastest way to reach a group of people a hundred years ago is no longer the same as today. As our world evolves, we need to be evolving with it. Our ability to learn, to gain new insights, and drop old beliefs are essential to stay on track in this ever changing terrain.

My current Golden Compass settings – Resonance=HIGH, Time=NOW, Learning=MED

My Golden Compass has certainly guided me through my dark moments in the past few weeks during my travel. I certainly hope you will be able to find your Golden Compass as well. Learn to read each of the three major components and use them together to guide you through the June gloom. Use these components of your Golden Compass with gratitude. It will enable you to travel safely, joyously, and most importantly, in the right direction.

Safe and exciting travels everyone!

June 2, 2009 Posted by | Inner Growth | , , , , , | 4 Comments