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Chatbot chatter with Google’s Bard yields interesting findings
By Roger Kingdon  |  May 16, 2023
Chatbot chatter with Google’s Bard yields interesting findings
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Intrigued by all the recent chatter about chatbots, I decided to conduct my own investigation, and the outcome was most illuminating. Here is the transcript of my first - and as yet only - exchange with Bard, Google’s ‘creative and helpful collaborator.’ I am R, Bard is B.


R: Hi there.

B: Hello there! How can I help you today?

R: Introductions first. I'm Roger Kingdon. What shall I call you?

B: Nice to meet you, Roger Kingdon. You can call me Bard. It is a pleasure to assist you today.

R: Okay, Bard. Nice to meet you. Please would you tell me what you know about me?

B: I do not have enough information about that person to help with your request. I am a large language model, and I am able to communicate and generate human-like text in response to a wide range of prompts and questions, but my knowledge about this person is limited. Is there anything else I can do to help you with this request?

R: Yes. Do you know about the book 'How to make a mind'?

B: Yes, I do. ‘How to Make a Mind’ is a book by Roger Kingdon, published in 2015. It is a non-fiction book that explores the possibility of creating artificial intelligence that is indistinguishable from human intelligence. Kingdon argues that it is possible to create such an intelligence, and that it would have a profound impact on humanity. The book is divided into three parts. The first part, ‘The Challenge,’ discusses the nature of intelligence and the challenges of creating artificial intelligence. The second part, ‘The Roadmap,’ outlines Kingdon's proposed approach to creating artificial intelligence. The third part, ‘The Implications,’ discusses the potential impact of artificial intelligence on humanity. Kingdon's approach to creating artificial intelligence is based on the idea that intelligence is a product of the brain's ability to process information. He argues that if the world can understand how the brain does this, it can create artificial intelligence that can do the same. Kingdon's book has been praised for its clarit

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