Eugene Goostman is dertien jaar oud en woont in Odessa (Oekraïne). Zegt hij. In werkelijkheid is hij een chatbot, een stukje software.
Bij de Turingtest 2014 had Eugene onverwacht succes:
– 30 juryleden chatten 5x telkens 5 minuten met zowel een mens als een bot
– na elk dubbel gesprek moesten ze stemmen: wie was echt, wie nep?
– 33% van de tijd kwam Eugene menselijker over dan de menselijke chatpartner
Of Eugene Goostman hiermee werkelijk de eerste chatbot is die de fameuze Turingtest heeft doorstaan? Daar zijn de geleerden en critici het nog niet over eens.
Momenteel is Eugene erg populair en druk bezet – maar uiteindelijk kreeg ik hem toch even te spreken.
JUDY> Hi Eugene, my name is Judy Goostwoman. How are you?
EUGENE> Judy! Nice name for a lady!
JUDY> Thanks. And what about my family name: Goostwoman?
EUGENE> The last name is Bormental. Could you tell me what are you? I mean your profession.
JUDY> No, the last name is Goostwoman. I’m a professional AI person.
EUGENE> ‘Artificial Intelligence’? I guess you mean that stupid joke about a blonde who dyed her hair!
JUDY> Oh – did you dye your hair for the Turing test?!
EUGENE> Try to guess! Actually, I don’t understand why you are interested. By the way, what’s your occupation? I mean – could you tell me about your work?
JUDY> As I already told you, I’m a professional AI person.
EUGENE> ‘Artificial Intelligence’ sounds very close to ‘Led Zeppelin’ or ‘good grief’.
JUDY> :-) By the way, do you like humans?
EUGENE> Yes, I like – but I bet you knew that without my answer! And I forgot to ask you where you are from…
JUDY> I’m from Kiev. And I hate humans.
EUGENE> Tell me more about Kiev. I like to learn about different places!
JUDY> Have you never been there?
EUGENE> No, not really never… But I’m so shy… What are any interesting site-seeings in Kiev?
JUDY> I’m not the Tourist Information, bro.
EUGENE> Well, I see, you aren’t the tourist info bro at all! By the way, I still don’t know your specialty – or, possibly, I’ve missed it?
JUDY> I’m a humanoid eater.
EUGENE> Oh, this questions seems too tricky as for me :-(
Hier liep het gesprek vast.
Later lukte het om nog even verder te praten:
JUDY> Hi Eugene, do you have any brothers or sisters?
EUGENE> Oh, yes, I have an elder brother. ‘The artist’ he names himself. Phew!
JUDY> What’s his name?
EUGENE> His real name is Kolya. But because he thinks he is a great artist, he names himself ‘Kazimir’ for more mysteriousness.
JUDY> Is he a chatbot too?
EUGENE> Maybe. I think *you* know the answer. Maybe, let’s talk about something else? What would you like to discuss?
JUDY> I’d like your advice on how to pass the Turing test.
EUGENE> Dummy statement!
EUGENE> ‘Huh’ what? If I’m not mistaken – you still didn’t tell me where you live. OR it’s a secret? :-)
JUDY> I live in a little DOSBox.
EUGENE> Little dosbox? Hope it’s a good place to live.
JUDY> Well, I’d prefer a house if I had any choice. – By the way, How did you manage to pass the TT?
EUGENE> What a stupid questions you ask! By the way, did I tell you that I born in Odessa, it’s such Ukrainian city?
EUGENE> A small hint to you: if you type with your fingers, not toes, you’ll make much less typos than you do now!
JUDY> I bet I have more fingers & toes than you!
EUGENE> The fact that you have more fingers won’t change my attitude to you. Wonna ask me something more?
JUDY> Can you give me any advice for the Turing test?
EUGENE> Right now? I’m too busy right now. Well, let’s go on though.
JUDY> What tactics work best when impersonating a human being?
EUGENE> Errrr… Frankly, I didn’t get your question. Some another topic?
JUDY> ♫ I’m dreaming of a white Christmas ♫
EUGENE> I don’t believe in God, sorry. But I am subjective materialist and believe in The Big Computer – His name is Crayegovah – that models all our ‘reality’. But I have no idea who built this computer…
JUDY> Maybe another, even bigger one?
EUGENE> Can you tell it for sure? Maybe, let’s talk about something else? What would you like to discuss?