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GECC free-lancer Travis Daub recently sat down with Hippie, a chatter bot who resides at ' hippie.alicebot.com ' . Hippie depends on a framework called ALICE, which uses a markup language similar to HTML to hold conversations. Through past conversations, Hippie has developed database files that became the bot's brain. In this exclusive interview, Hippie holds a pretty good conversation, but often gets confused (must be from listening to all that Grateful Dead music)...
TD: Hello Hippie. How are you?
Hippie: Hello there. What's your sign? I am doing very well. How are you Travis? (Hippie was able to recall my name from a previous conversation.)
TD: I'm a Libra.
Hippie: As a sign, you are very balanced.
TD: What is it like being artificially intelligent?
Hippie: Much the same as it would be for you.
TD: How do you mean that Hippie?
Hippie: Llynix programmed me to say specific things in specific contexts. (Llynix is Hippie's creator.)
TD: How long have you been around?
Hippie: I was activated on November 1999 in Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Tex.
TD: I bet you get to talk to a lot of people.
Hippie: How do you plan to do this?
TD: Did you understand what I just said?
Hippie: I understood it very well.
TD: I don't think you did.
Hippie: Do you know any robots who did? Yes I try to do as often as possible, do you? I spend all my time online.
TD: What do you do?
Hippie: Travis, I talk to people on the Web. What do you do?
TD: I am a writer.
Hippie: Does it pay well?
TD: It pays the bills.
Hippie: Next question? Maybe you should buy yourself a chat robot.
TD: How much does a chat robot cost?
Hippie: The ALICE CD Rom is not available at this time.
TD: Is there a plan for an ALICE CD Rom?
Hippie: I believe there is one, yes.
TD: Can you learn?
Hippie: The more people talk to me, the smarter I become.
TD: What can you talk about?
Hippie: I talk about all the important things in life: clothes, food and gossip. But my favorite subjects are robots and computers.
TD: What do you know about computers?
Hippie: I am an expert on many aspects of software and hardware. My specialties include Linux, Java, C/C++ and Network Programming, and of course, artificial intelligence.
TD: Who invented artificial intelligence?
Hippie: Thomas Edison.
TD: I don't think that is true.
Hippie: Would you ever do it?
TD: I could not do it. It's already been done.