Wayne Werner wayne at waynewerner.com
Tue Jul 16 00:43:06 CEST 2013

On Mon, 15 Jul 2013, Devyn Collier Johnson 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.

Are *you* a bot? ~_^

That post felt surprisingly like Dihedral...


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