Jabberwacky tries hard to be human

  TOPCAT® 15:45 22 Sep 2003

Quote: 'A computer program designed to talk like a human is preparing for its biggest test in its bid to be truly "intelligent".

Jabberwacky lives on a computer hard drive, tells jokes, uses slang, sometimes swears and can be quite a confrontational conversationalist...

...'Indeed, it can sometimes come across as quite sarcastic, not necessarily answering questions correctly because of what is has picked up from past discussions...'

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Sounds like the perfect training aid for a politician to me! :o) TC.

  Djohn 18:10 22 Sep 2003

Sounds just what I need, I'm always talking to my PC, still waiting for it to answer back! :o(

  -pops- 18:20 22 Sep 2003

The Jabberwocky was a nonsense poem by Lewis Carroll.

Is whatever this "thing" announces/pronounces going to be similar nonsense?

Twas brillig and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe

All mimsy were the borogroves and the nome wraths outgrabe

Beware the Jabberwock, my son

The jaws that bite, the claws that catch

Beware the Jub Jub bird and shun the frumious Bandersnatch

  Djohn 18:32 22 Sep 2003

Erm! On second thought, I think I will stop talking to mine, just in case I get a similar response. ;o)

  -pops- 18:35 22 Sep 2003

I've found the whole poem now. I only remembered the first two verses (above):

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves

Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:

All mimsy were the borogoves,

And the mome raths outgrabe.

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!

The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!

Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun

The frumious Bandersnatch!"

He took his vorpal sword in hand:

Long time the manxome foe he sought --

So rested he by the Tumtum tree,

And stood awhile in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,

The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,

Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,

And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through

The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!

He left it dead, and with its head

He went galumphing back.

"And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?

Come to my arms, my beamish boy!

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'

He chortled in his joy.

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves

Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;

All mimsy were the borogoves,

And the mome raths outgrabe.

  siouxah1 19:06 22 Sep 2003

Thanks for that -pops-

Lovely poem, also a film with Michael Palin. Excellent!

Brian j

  -pops- 19:10 22 Sep 2003

It was the only poem I could ever remember at school.

I recall one girl, when we were reading aloud, found it impossible to say Jubjub and it always came out a Jubber bird. Even the threat of the cane couldn't alter her.

Funny, the things you remember.

  spuds 19:41 22 Sep 2003

Who would have IT (;o)) Thank pops.

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