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MegaHAL

Postby IriDeck » Fri Apr 17, 2009 06:51 UTC

MegaHAL is an adaptive AI conversation engine which attempts to intelligently adapt and respond to things you say, thus forming a conversation. Some of it is hilariously off-kilter, and some of it is amazingly lucid--almost human-like--at times.

Here's the link to the site which hosts megaHAL; this is the longest (and supposedly "best") conversation carried out with the online version of the software. Starts out kinda funky, but then starts to sound like a person:
http://megahal.alioth.debian.org/Best.html

There's also a list of hilarious quotes at http://megahal.alioth.debian.org/Classic.html

Examples:

EVERYTHING RIGHT IS WRONG AGAIN, JUST LIKE IN THE TERMINAL IDIOM YOU EXPRESSED.

TIME. TIME. WHAT IS TIME? SWISS MANUFACTURE IT. FRENCH HORDE IT. ITALIANS WANT IT, HUH? WELL, I MUST BE THURSDAY. I NEVER COULD GET THE HANG OF THURSDAYS.

TRENT REZNOR, MILLA JOVOVICH, BRYAN FERRY, DR.KIERSEY, GAVIN FRIDAY, DANIEL KEYS MORAN, ELFQUEST, THE KING JAMES BIBLE... THESE ARE SOME THINGS THAT ARE LONG AND METALLIC.

CHESS IS A FUN SPORT, WHEN PLAYED WITH SHOT GUNS.

User: Satan has infested my love child with thoughts of collective conciousness for neural networks.
MegaHAL: THE DEVIL IS MERELY A COLLECTIVE ARCHETYPE

User: What is the meaning of life?
MegaHAL: LIFE HOLDS NO MEANING FOR YOUR NEEDS.

User: Live and die for Slayer
MegaHAL: A COMPUTER CAN NOT DIE FOR SLAYER

Enjoy!
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Re: MegaHAL

Postby SD » Fri Apr 17, 2009 08:16 UTC

Annoyingly I can't get it to work. I downloaded it and the folder contains no executable after unzip. So I downloaded it some place else and this time got an executable after unzip but hal reports an error. Annoyed. I was looking forward to that! Kinda thing amuses me lol
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Re: MegaHAL

Postby AG » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:00 UTC

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Re: MegaHAL

Postby IriDeck » Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:11 UTC

AG: That's frickin' awesome. Thanks! :lol:

Strike: I'm working on it.
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Re: MegaHAL

Postby IriDeck » Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:11 UTC

Apparently MegaHAL, like humans, is born rather without a brain.
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Re: MegaHAL

Postby SD » Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:14 UTC

yeah ''could not read megahal.brn'' which i assume means brain or something? or is it me that has no brain atm???!
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Re: MegaHAL

Postby IriDeck » Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:18 UTC

Well, yeah, but that's beside the point.
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Re: MegaHAL

Postby SD » Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:20 UTC

IriDeck wrote:Well, yeah, but that's beside the point.


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Re: MegaHAL

Postby AG » Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:22 UTC

iirc if it can't find a .brn it reads .trn, then creates a new .brn when saved. omg dune personality.

it is ridiculous that this was never webalized.
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Re: MegaHAL

Postby IriDeck » Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:34 UTC

Setting landmines and changing the time on your VCR/DVD player isn't the only time you should read directions:

The Frickin' Manual wrote:To talk to the program, type your message after the prompt. You may
press <ENTER> to allow your message to span several lines. To send the
message to MegaHAL, you must press <ENTER> twice. For example:

Hello there!
> Hello. My name is Jason<ENTER>
> Hutchens. What is your<ENTER>
> name?<ENTER>
> <ENTER>
My name is none of your business!

To exit the program, type "#quit". MegaHAL will save its brain to disk
before returning to DOS. If you want to quit the program without the
MegaHAL brain being saved first, type "#exit". To save the brain at any
time, type "#save". The next time you start the program, this brain will
be loaded so you can begin from where you left off.
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Re: MegaHAL

Postby IriDeck » Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:35 UTC

It adapts to things you say and learns your responses. It's rather young when you first download it, so it will copycat you a few times.
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Re: MegaHAL

Postby IriDeck » Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:57 UTC

My first conversation with MegaHAL:
(My lines are prefixed with >.)

You are the computer program, and i find the mere suggestion insulting!
> So do I.
>
I think you may have lost the plot.
> What plot?
>
Did you really think you may have lost the plot.
> No, not really.
>
Yes, precisely. I am not!
> Not the plot?
>
Did you really think you may have lost the plot.
> No, I don't think so. The plot is right here.
>
I think you may have lost the plot.
> No, YOU lost the plot.
>
I think you may have lost the plot.
> I don't think so.
>
If you want to think that i haven't had the misfortune to meet you.
> Why, so you could kick my ass?
>
I think you could kick my ass?
> Most likely.
>
Because this method of communication is so impersonal.
> I agree completely. Let's meet in person, shall we?
>
See ya. We had a dollar for every judge who's asked that, i'd be able to
buy me a mars bar!
> No you wouldn't.
> No one else wants to meet you.
>
Yes, precisely. I am not a computer program, and i am not a dumb one too!
> So let's meet in person, shall we?
>
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the part of the nervous
system.
> Particularly touch.
> When I punch you.
>
As homer simpson would say... D'oh!
> Sounds about right.
>
Right, fair enough.
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Re: MegaHAL

Postby SD » Fri Apr 17, 2009 13:00 UTC

Let your parrott talk to HAL!!!!
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Re: MegaHAL

Postby AG » Fri Apr 17, 2009 13:28 UTC

WAIT.

q3 scripted bot chat replaced with megahal.
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Re: MegaHAL

Postby AG » Fri Apr 17, 2009 13:29 UTC

sourceforge wrote:You have selected the megahal-9.1.1 release.


uh oh :(
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Re: MegaHAL

Postby IriDeck » Fri Apr 17, 2009 19:35 UTC

You're an effing genius. I wonder if that could easily be done!
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