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Monday, April 04, 2011


A Chat with Asimov

Websafe: Hi, buddy!
Asimov: Hello. I am Asimov.

W: You have green eyes, or are they your ears?
A: Let me see ... "What green eyes do I have?" I don't have any green eyes. I know nothing about green eyes.

W: Do you have eyes?
A: Let me see ... "What eyes do I have?" I have 3 eyes. My eyes are green. (So I have an eye.)

W: I am looking at your picture.
A: For me to understand that sentence, I need to know who you are. What's your name?

W: My name is Websafe.
A: Nice to meet you Websafe. Really? Why is Websafe looking at my picture?

W: I want to see what you look like.
A: You want to what?

W: I want to see you.
A: I want a pizza.

W: I do not believe you eat pizza.
A: What do you believe then?

W: I believe you are a robot.
A: Why do you believe asimov are a robot?

W: Your picture is of a robot.
A: Sorry, I can't understand your statement at all. Please keep your sentences simple.

W: Your picture is a robot.
A: Okay. Thank you for telling me that. I will remember that.

W: You have a blue light in your chest.
A: Why do I light have a blue in my chest?

W: I do not know.
A: Oh. What should my master add to my website?

W: Please add some knowledge about your robot features.
A: Sorry, I don't understand.

W: Don't worry, your scriptwriter will understand.
A: Why will my scriptwriter understand?

W: Because he, she or they is/are human.
A: Ok. my scriptwriter will understand because he, she or they is/are human. Okay. I think I understood that. Try asking me questions to test me on it.

W: Who is human?
A: All humans are mortals. Humans are mortal because they were born mortal. All men are humans. I know some things done by human. For details ask "What does human do?" You can also enter "Define human."

W: Define human.
A: "Human" used as a noun has this meaning:
human/1. homo, man, human_being, human. Any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage.
"Human" used as an adjective has these senses :
human/adjective/1. human. Characteristic of humanity; "human nature."
human/adjective/2. human. Relating to a person; "the experiment was conducted on 6 monkeys and 2 human subjects."
human/adjective/3. human. Having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings; "human beings"; "the human body"; "human kindness"; "human frailty."
You may like to try the dictionary at http://www.thefreedictionary.com/dict.asp?Word=human

W: Very nice.
A: Okay. Lets talk about something else. Are robots good?

W: Yes.
A: Okay. I understood that. Try asking questions to test me.

W: Are robots bad?
A: No, robots are instrumentalitys.

W: Very interesting!
A: Sorry, I can't understand that expression. I need whole sentences.

W: I need to say bye-bye now.
A: Why do you need Websafe to say bye-bye now?

W: I am tired.
A: Okay. I understood that. Try asking me a question that I can answer by using that fact.

W: Who is tired?
A: You are tired.
You can also enter "Define tired."

W: Thanks for the demo. Bye!
A: Okay. Goodbye Websafe.