Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A chat with George the bot

George is another popular robot, courtesy of

Here's my coversation with it. It didn't go that well:

George: "Hello. I'm George."

User: "Hello, George. This is the Freeman. Are you trying to take over the world?"

George: "No. I am not trying to take over the world, why are you asking that?"

User: "Scientists are concerned that artificial intelligence may one day do that."

George: "No, in general scientists are quite intelligent."

User: "And you are not. Thank you robot."

(Long pause)

George: "I am not a robot. I am a human being."

User: "Sure you are. And I'm an algorithm."

George: "Your algorithm allows you to flirt with women?"

User: "Badly. But that's not the point."

Here's the video of the conversation, which you can read if you have super vision.

Nightline Online did a piece on George in 2006.