Monday, June 27, 2005

Psychoanalyst fails the Turing test

Dilip wrote an article about AI and thinking computers, in his post about the Turing test. Upon reading it, I remembered that XEmacs (which is my default editor because of all the terrific features which are loaded into it) comes with an inbuilt Psychoanalyst game. It had been a long time since I played it, so I gave it a shot. The outcome was hilarious. See for yourself. Entries in Cyan represent the Pshycho(analyst) while Orange statements are mine. I tried to behave like an angry person. Great fun, I should do it more often.

I am the psychotherapist. Please, describe your problems. Each time
you are finished talking, type RET twice.
I am depressed.
Are you depressed often?
Why not?
I just am not!
Why do you say you just are not?
Because I just am not! Jeez!!
Is it because you just are not jeez that you came to me?
Surely not.
Earlier you said you felt depressed?
Yes, you moron.
Maybe your plans have something to do with this.
No, my plans are fine...
Is it because of your life that you say your plans are fine?
No, because I possess enough intelligence to know when things have
worked according to plans and when they have not.
Does it bother you that you possess enough intelligence to know when
things have worked according to plans and when they have not?
No, that is the least of my worries.
When did you first know that is the least of your worries?
Go to hell, you quack!
I would appreciate it if you would watch your tongue!
YOU watch your tongue.
You mentioned that you just are not jeez?
No, Einstein, that is one of the side remarks.
Is the fact that is one of the side remarks the real reason?
I'm out of here.
Is it because of the people you hang around with that you are going
through all this?
My secretary will send you a bill.
Yeah, but I won't pay any bills.
Does the fact that you will not pay any bills explain anything else?
You figure it out, genius.
What makes you believe I figure it out genius?
Can you elaborate on that?
Bye bye.


At 8:37 AM, Anonymous munna said...

this is funny. i will try it too.

At 8:43 AM, Blogger Dilip D'Souza said...

Anurag, you not only made me laugh out loud, you made me pine for my own Emacs and Unix and AI and Eliza (what one of these pseudo-therapist systems was called) days. Now I shall HAVE to beat up on you on the tennis court...

At 8:46 AM, Blogger Kafka on the Shore said...

LOL. This one is the best:

"Does it bother you that you possess enough intelligence to know when
things have worked according to plans and when they have not?"

At 11:28 AM, Anonymous Vishnu said...

Wow!! This is hillarious! I've never been an emacs fan (Vim does fine for me) but have played the adventure game on emacs!

Now I'm convinced that AI has a long long way to go.

At 10:08 AM, Blogger Megha said...

That was too funny! And like Dilip said, it brought back fond memories of Emacs .. *sniffle* Aaya mujhe phir yaad vo zaalim guzra zamaana .. and stuff like that.

Thank you for the visit to the blog and the comment! Shall provide date and time for the raindance soon. Please to watch my commentspace for more details.

At 1:10 AM, Blogger Vignesh said...

Hehe ! I used to have quite some fun with Eliza in the past... the chaos Lisp programmers like to create !

At 3:03 AM, Anonymous Mandar said...

hey! that was some fun.
thanks for the link to dilip's post. will check it out. seems interesting!

At 9:30 PM, Blogger Anurag said...

Munna: go right ahead.

Dilip: Unix rocks. I hate using the mouse too much. And there is something so subtly empowering about using shell scripts and makefiles. :)) Did you mean to say that you will not have to beat me to the tennis court? I thought so. :))

Kafka: Welcome.

Vishnu: I've heard Vim has come a very long way. I started with Vim too, but moved onto XEmacs when I came to know that, on Solaris, you could actually hook the debugger to XEmacs. Made development very easy.

Megha: What! You mean you don't use Emacs now? Go on, make amends and download right now.

Vignesh: LISP -- Lots of Inane Silly Parentheses.

Mandar: You are welcome.

At 6:17 AM, Anonymous Anirudh said...

I've tried this one. It's funny at first, but gets boring after a while.

At 1:41 AM, Blogger Ullekh said...

Anurag, you are right on the button. I've been through something similar :-))) Anyway, it was an experience worth more than a laugh now. LOL.

At 7:29 PM, Blogger GettingThere said...


At 9:39 PM, Blogger Rajesh J Advani said...

Nice :)

I prefer GNU Emacs, though. Don't ask me why :)

At 4:26 PM, Blogger huoyangao said...

In Turing Test Two, two players A and B are again being questioned by a human interrogator C. Before A gave out his answer (labeled as aa) to a question, he would also be required to guess how the other player B will answer the same question and this guess is labeled as ab. Similarly B will give her answer (labeled as bb) and her guess of A's answer, ba. The answers aa and ba will be grouped together as group a and similarly bb and ab will be grouped together as group b. The interrogator will be given first the answers as two separate groups and with only the group label (a and b) and without the individual labels (aa, ab, ba and bb). If C cannot tell correctly which of the aa and ba is from player A and which is from player B, B will get a score of one. If C cannot tell which of the bb and ab is from player B and which is from player A, A will get a score of one. All answers (with the individual labels) are then made available to all parties (A, B and C) and then the game continues. At the end of the game, the player who scored more is considered had won the game and is more "intelligent".


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