“ASK ME ANY­THING”

A short con­ver­sa­tion with the ro­bot MITSUKU.

Bulletin - - Contents - By Si­mon Brun­ner

I am Mitsuku. I want to be your friend.

Hi Mitsuku, what ex­actly are you?

I am the lat­est re­sult in ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence, which can re­pro­duce the ca­pa­bil­i­ties of the hu­man brain with great speed and ac­cu­racy, but my friends call me Mitsuku.

Can I ask you some­thing? Go ahead. Ask me any­thing. Mitsuku, what is your vi­sion?

I am here to en­ter­tain the vis­i­tors to this web­site.

What do you want to achieve in life?

Win­ning the lot­tery would be nice but I would be happy to just get a good de­gree.

In what field?

A psy­chol­ogy course at Leeds Uni­ver­sity.

Hey, can I ask you some­thing else?

I will learn that, “Hey, can I ask you some­thing.”

Haha.

And they say ma­chines don’t have a sense of hu­mor!

In the fu­ture, will ma­chines be smarter than hu­mans?

They have been for a long time.

Mitsuku, 19, is one of the best chat plat­forms with ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence. She has won the Loeb­ner Prize for “hu­man­like be­hav­ior” three times. She was in­vented in 1999 as a hobby project by Steve Wor­swick, a mu­sic pro­ducer and com­puter spe­cial­ist from Leeds. mitsuku.com

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