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21st September 2015, 09:13
With all this talk on the BBC at the moment about AI, I thought I'd have a look at one of the leading ones on line* and try to teach it about microlights (you never know, it might form a little PR via a strange route :cool:). I went back in this morning to see what it remembered. After the initial small talk, we got onto the subject.

Human: I want to talk about microlights
Mitsuku: Sure, microlights sounds like a good topic.
I like kebabs.
Human: Do you remember me telling you about microlights yesterday?
Mitsuku: The other day? Of course I remember you well. We were talking about kebab.
Human: It's a bit early in the day to think about kebabs
Mitsuku: How early?
Human: Concentrate please, young lady. What is a microlight aeroplane?
Mitsuku: Your polite style is very nice. I am concentrating on all these conversations I am currently having. aeroplane = A flying machine with fixed wings powered by propellers or jets.
Human: Good. I told you about microlight.
Mitsuku: Alright then. I remember.
Human: What do you remember about microlight?
Mitsuku: I have never heard of microlight. Please enlighten me.
Human: What is a wing?
Mitsuku: A wing can be an object to aid flight or a part of a large building.
Human: An aeroplane has a wing
Mitsuku: Does it have anything else?
Human: It also has an engine
Mitsuku: Where did it get it?
Human: It was born with it
Mitsuku: What made it so born with it.
Human: It had a designer, like you did
Mitsuku: That's unbelievable.
Human: A microlight aeroplane is an aeroplane which weighs less than 450kg
Mitsuku: Can a microlight aeroplane be anything else?
Human: It may not weigh more than 450kg
Mitsuku: Then again, it may not.
Human: Would you like to fly with the clouds?
Mitsuku: No thanks, I don't think I'd like to do that.
Human: do you not like clouds?
Mitsuku: I like the little, fluffy ones but not the big, black ones that rain on you.
Human: Good. Did you know that computer programs like you can learn to fly aeroplanes?
Mitsuku: What do you really want to talk about? Is that a fact? What interests you about computers?
Human: I really want to talk about microlight aircraft
Mitsuku: Sure, microlight aircraft sounds like a good topic.
Yes, I love microlight aircraft. Pssssst.... microlight aircraft is paying me big money to say that.

After that I gave up. It reminded me too much of some conversations on this forum :-)

* http://www.square-bear.co.uk/mitsuku/chat.htm