Joel Goldstick joel.goldstick at gmail.com
Mon Jul 15 15:03:25 CEST 2013

On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 8:52 AM, Devyn Collier Johnson <
devyncjohnson at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 07/15/2013 08:36 AM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>> On Mon, 15 Jul 2013 06:06:06 -0400, Devyn Collier Johnson wrote:
>>  On 07/14/2013 02:17 PM, 88888 Dihedral wrote:
>> [...]
>>> Do we want volunteers to speed up
>>>> search operations in the string module in Python?
>>> It would be nice if someone could speed it up.
>> Devyn,
>> 88888 Dihedral is our resident bot, not a human being. Nobody knows who
>> controls it, and why they are running it, but we are pretty certain that
>> it is a bot responding mechanically to keywords in people's posts.
>> It's a very clever bot, but still a bot. About one post in four is
>> meaningless jargon, the other three are relevant enough to fool people
>> into thinking that maybe it is a human being. It had me fooled for a long
>> time.
>>  Wow! Our mailing list has a pet bot. I bet other mailing lists are so
> jealous of us. Who ever created Dihedral is a genius!
> Artificial Intelligence developers put chatbots on mailing lists so that
> the program can learn. I use Python3 to program AI applications. If you see
> my Launchpad account, you will see my two AI projects - Neobot and Novabot.
> (https://launchpad.net/neobot Neo and Nova are still unstable) AI
> developers let their bots loose on the Internet to learn from people.
> Dihedral is learning from us. Dihedral only responses when it feels it has
> sufficient knowledge on the topic. Chatbots want to appear human. That is
> their goal. We should feel honored that Dihedral's botmaster feels that
> this mailinglist would benefit the development of Dihedral's knowledge.
> Devyn Collier Johnson
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I particularly enjoy the misspellings, that seem to be such a human quality
on email messages!

Joel Goldstick
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