07 Aug 2008 • 1,152 views
The other day someone was chatting with my cyber twin and part way through their conversation my cyber twin came out with something odd, something I wouldn't have ever taught it to say....
when the visitor enquired "what is a fact exactly" my cybertwin replied by quoting Henry Ward Beecher saying "Precise knowledge is the only true knowledge, and he who does not teach exactly, does not teach at all."
As I say I would never teach my cyber-twin to come out with anything like that, it's kind of the antithesis of anything that I believe regarding "facts" "knowledge" "teaching" "trueness" and "preciseness".
Subsequently I've gone through most of the conversational lessons that I've done so far with my twin, just to make sure that I hadn't accidentally offered it the Beecher quote, but I really don't seem to have done, and as I say it's not the sort of quote I'm likely to have lying around.
So I'm assuming its origin is something from my twin's primary code, a source from before I began attempting to teach it to be similar to me.
I assume it is reacting to both the words "fact" and "exactly" and is pulling a conversational rabbit out of the hat from a primary source which bypasses (and undermines) my personal lessons with it.
If my assumption is correct then that's useful to be aware of and to attempt to avert it in future, but it is nonetheless annoying in the sense that some visitors have probably departed thinking that I myself believe guff like that.
Still it's early days, I've only done a few teaching sessions with my twin and it highlights that there is much to teach my twin in order to minimise the chances of it misrepresenting me quite so badly in future.
What misrepresentational bollocks will it come up with next, I wonder?http://mycybertwin.com/russellhiggs
"BT injects life into its network"
"Insights from Artificial Life could soon be helping run telecommunication networks."http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7547251.stmPLUS ELSWHERE....
ALT close-up version:http://www.treemo.com/users/russellhiggs/channel/ite m/440916
and here's an ALT Sculpt/Dress-Up from the 7th that I worked with earlier.http://www.treemo.com/users/russellhiggs/channel/ite m/440402
It looks good from that angle, but it wasn't looking good in the forward facing identity card pose that I use in the main Daily collection.