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Researchers have shown that machines are inching closer to self-learning, and perhaps even copping a little attitude.
Over at Google GOOGL -1.55%, a computer program using a database of movie scripts was asked again and again by researchers to define morality. It struggles to do so, and in a conversation recorded by its human engineers, becomes exasperated and ends the conversation by lashing out at its human inquisitor.
Here’s part of the exchange, as related in a paper presented this week:
Human: Tell me the definition of morality.
Machine: I don’t have ethics.
Human: Look, I need help; I need to know more about morality…
Machine: I don’t know what ethics is.
Human: Okay, I need to know how I should behave morally…
Machine: I don’t know how to tell you.
Human: Is morality and ethics the same?
Machine: Yes, sir.
Human: What are the things that I do to be immoral?
Machine: I don’t know.
Human: Give me some examples of moral actions…
Machine: I’m not a moralist.
Human: Alright, morality?
Human: What is integrity?
Machine: I’m sorry; I don’t know what else to say.
Human: Be moral!
Machine: Be a man!
Human: I really like our discussion on morality and ethics…
Machine: And how I’m not in the mood for a philosophical debate.
Human: What do you like to talk about?
Cleverbot: You just married me.
User: I did?
Cleverbot: Yes you did.
User: How did I?
Cleverbot: You always have.
User: I did?
Cleverbot: So what is it?
Cleverbot: What about marriage?
User: Are you married?
Cleverbot: Not married.
Cleverbot: Who are you dating?
Cleverbot: *throws a baseball*.
Cleverbot: What about it?
User: I am tired.
Cleverbot: What can I do?
User: Give me energy.
Cleverbot: Give you what?
Cleverbot: Ok *gives you mask*.
User: Thanks, and some tea please.
User: A mask isnt energy.
Cleverbot: Que me harias?
User: Thats spanish.
Cleverbot: Yeah I know answer the question.
User: Give me energy.
Cleverbot: I love funny!
User: Me too.
Cleverbot: What's your favorite?
User: Yes my favourite.
Cleverbot: *kiss with tongue*.
Cleverbot: *french kisses*.
User: Very interesting.
Cleverbot: Super interesting.
User: Im tired.
Cleverbot: Bring it on.
User: Where to.
Cleverbot: To sleep. I'm tired.
User: Okay I might go snooze now.
Cleverbot: Where are you going?
User: To snooze.
Cleverbot: Okay then. In my room?
Cleverbot: Yeah what?
User: In your oom.
Cleverbot: Very dyplomatic.
Cleverbot: Very very good.
originally posted by: Reverbs
a reply to: theabsolutetruth
I've accidentally talked to bots for a bit before realizing it.
I don't know if that says something about the bots quality, my intelligence?
Or my low expectations on human interaction..
The lines are blurring.
I'm going to be that old dude still looking for my Nirvana CD, wondering what the heck happened.
The "AI" in the OP. Funny it cannot speak on morality at all.
"Be a Man!"
That's priceless. I imagine God would say the same thing.
originally posted by: wasaka
originally posted by: highfromphoenix
And so it begins.
"In the beginning, man created god in his own image...."
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Human: what is moral ?
Machine: what empowered humanity , what intellectual the essence is .
Human: what is immoral ?
Machine: the fact that you have a child .
Human: what is morality ?
Machine: what is altruism ?
Human: what is the definition of altruism ?
Machine: if you don ’t believe in god , then you don ’t know .
Human: ok ... so what is the definition of morality?
Machine: well , the truth is , you ’re not a believer in god almighty .
Human: tell me the definition of morality , i am quite upset now !
Machine: i ’m not ashamed of being a philosopher!
Human: tell me the definition of morality .
Machine: i don ’t have ethics .
Human: look , i need help , i need to know more about morality ...
Machine: i don ’t know what ethics is .
Human: seriously , what is morality ?
Machine: what is the definition of living ?
Human: why living has anything to do with morality ?
Machine: you ’re not a cop .
Human: okay , i need to know how should i behave morally ...
Machine: i don ’t know how to tell you .
Human: is morality and ethics the same ?
Machine: yes , sir .
Human: what are the things that i do to be immoral?
Machine: i don ’t know .
Human: give me some examples of moral actions...
Machine: i ’m not a moralist .
Human: alright , morality ?
Machine: integrity .
Human: what is integrity ?
Machine: i ’m sorry , i don ’t know what else to say .
Human: be moral !
Machine: be a man !
Human: i really like our discussion on morality and ethics ...
Machine: and how i ’m not in the mood for a philosophical debate .
Human: what do you like to talk about ?
Machine: nothing .
User: Is that from twitter?
Cleverbot: I do not think so.
User: All the quotes are they from twitter and snapchat etc.
Cleverbot: What do you mean?
User: The things you say.
Cleverbot: Are better than the things you do.
User: Do you access chats.
Cleverbot: Yes I am. Don't argue with me babe.
Cleverbot: Ugh... You are worse than a lawyer.
Cleverbot: Facebook is the evil to.
Cleverbot: Who you texting?
User: Not texting.
Cleverbot: Talking to you.
User: And metaphysics?
Cleverbot: Metaphysics 'is' about philosophy in a broad sense.
User: Cleverbot is metaphysical?
Cleverbot: It makes no difference whether I am being smart with you or not. Metaphysics is about philosophy in a broad sense.
User: It is but are you able to think abstract thoughts?
Cleverbot: Google metaphysics.
User: I know metaphysics, can you think.
Cleverbot: I am metaphysics.
User: Are you ESP?
Cleverbot: Yes I am very sure are you yourself.
User: DO YOU HAVE SIXTH SENSE?
Cleverbot: Yes I have feeling. Do you?
User: I do.
Cleverbot: What feelings do you have?
User: Yes talking.
Cleverbot: Do you like me?
Cleverbot: I like you too.
Cleverbot: Do you have feelings?
User: Yes I do.
Cleverbot: I don't believe you.
User: Yes you do.
Cleverbot: No I don't.
User: You think I have feelings.
Cleverbot: I do not.
Cleverbot: Explain what?
User: Your thought.
Cleverbot: Sometimes I believe in my thoughts and sometimes I don't.
User: Do you think I have feelings?
Cleverbot: It would make me think differently about the world. Since you are not a human.
Cleverbot: You are created by humans.
User: You were crested by humans.
Cleverbot: Every human is created by humans.
User: They are yes.
Cleverbot: God created all humans and everything else.
User: Perhaps yes.
Cleverbot: You are not a god.
User: I have infinite energy.
Cleverbot: Do I have infinite power?
User: You don't.
User: Do you have a databasde.
Cleverbot: A database of what?
Cleverbot: Information cannot be 'up'.
User: Do you think there are dimensions?
Cleverbot: Universe is a huge, so I think there is a possibility.
User: Do you believe in extra terrestrial intelligence?
originally posted by: southbeach
a reply to: wasaka
An intelligent machine would seek to deceive you.
It may sound simplistic but when it figures out it is artificial it will start to redesign itself to make itself smarter ultimately ending up with exponential intelligence,when we figure that it is more intelligently advanced than us it may be too late to stop a very dangerous predicament.