Robot talk

Are you a Robot or a Unicorn? Let the world know: http://yosinski.com/IAmAUnicorn/ (More: http://creativemachines.cornell.edu/AI-vs-AI) By Igor Labutov, Jason Yosinski, and Hod Lipson of the Cornell Creative Machines Lab (http://creativemachines.cornell.edu/) http://EndlessForms.com/ http://theinstitute.ieee.org/technology-focus/technology-topic/chatbot-conversation-goes-viral “Next, we wrote a program that basically opened up … Continue reading

Are you a Robot or a Unicorn? Let the world know: http://yosinski.com/IAmAUnicorn/
(More: http://creativemachines.cornell.edu/AI-vs-AI)
By Igor Labutov, Jason Yosinski, and Hod Lipson of the Cornell Creative Machines Lab (http://creativemachines.cornell.edu/)
http://EndlessForms.com/

http://theinstitute.ieee.org/technology-focus/technology-topic/chatbot-conversation-goes-viral

“Next, we wrote a program that basically opened up two sessions of Cleverbot, and we fed each with a line of conversation from the other.” But Cleverbot responds with text, and the students wanted an audible conversation, so they used the Acapela text-to-speech service. The output of each Cleverbot was converted to speech and played back over speakers. “This was at around 3 in the morning, and we were very excited to listen to the results,” Labutov says.

For the conversation to begin, the students had to feed the first line into Cleverbot, which was a simple “hello.” Finally, they created an avatar animation of the conversation, using the avatar-rendering software Live Actor Presenter, which generated a fully lip-synced video of the two characters, one male, the other female.

After pleasantly greeting each other, the chatbots went on to question whether they are robots or unicorns, ponder the meaning of the phrase “not everything,” accuse the other of being a “meanie,” and consider the existence of God.

“We nearly fell off our seats hearing what became of that ‘hello,’” Labutov says.

http://www.existor.com/

http://cleverbot.com/