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Eliza Bot Sample

Feb 10, 1999, 4:50am
There is a "Eliza" Psychotherapist bot in the rather small "nowhere" world
at 100N 100W.
It is based on the very first bot made (1966) , and is defined as an
obnoxious chatterbot.

Source code is available. It it does not crash, it should be there a
while.

Photocopy Bot Demo

Mar 1, 1999, 4:30am
A Photocopy bot now exists. A demo of its work can be seen in Beta at 60S
85E.

The Bot can examine a large area, and archive (propdump) the info.

It's great for backing up your work in various worlds. A reasonable
anti-vandalism tool.

Then based on the archive, it can re-build enormous areas either in the same
place, or in a different place.

If moving between worlds, as long as the new world supports all the objects,
then
it can move stuff between worlds. Its easy to move stuff off of AlphaWorld
as most
worlds have all its objects.

Now that this bot exists, perhaps some questions.

Is *anything* copyrighted on AlphaWorld? On other worlds? What can and
cannot be copied.
Can people somehow indicate copyrighted work so the bot won't copy it? How?
Is this even
a concern? Will it do any good, as other photocopy bots are sure to follow.
Will this just
ban all bots everywhere?

Should the building capabilities of this bot be tightly restricted in its
distribution?
Citizens only? PS only? Radius? Perhaps making it cost non-trivial
amounts of money?

Am I too worried? The demo in beta was the result to two commands to the
bot.

The first, at GZ was ".remember". Then at 60S 85E ".replicate 150" to tell
the bot to
replicate up to 150 meters out. It did about 5500 objects in about 5
minutes.

AKA Howland

aw_wait

Feb 9, 1999, 4:47pm
I'm trying - and am having a great deal of success - developing a higher
level
interface to the aw.dll code. The idea is to create a higher level language
whereby people can still create the own bots but can do so with cheaper
programming tools and more limited skill.

However I am getting hung up on the aw_wait() function. Some questions:

1) When does aw_wait return a non-zero return code

2) What does aw_wait(-1) do. Process forever?

3) What does aw_wait(0) do?

4) If aw_wait is not being executed what happens to events that occur.
Ignored and discarded? Stacked up awaiting a call to aw_wait?

5) Is there a way to have aw_wait process an event then exit?

And on a related note: Has anyone done an "Eliza"-type psychotherapy
chatterbot?

Photocopy Bot Demo

Mar 1, 1999, 4:30am
A Photocopy bot now exists. A demo of its work can be seen in Beta at 60S
85E.

The Bot can examine a large area, and archive (propdump) the info.

It's great for backing up your work in various worlds. A reasonable
anti-vandalism tool.

Then based on the archive, it can re-build enormous areas either in the same
place, or in a different place.

If moving between worlds, as long as the new world supports all the objects,
then
it can move stuff between worlds. Its easy to move stuff off of AlphaWorld
as most
worlds have all its objects.

Now that this bot exists, perhaps some questions.

Is *anything* copyrighted on AlphaWorld? On other worlds? What can and
cannot be copied.
Can people somehow indicate copyrighted work so the bot won't copy it? How?
Is this even
a concern? Will it do any good, as other photocopy bots are sure to follow.
Will this just
ban all bots everywhere?

Should the building capabilities of this bot be tightly restricted in its
distribution?
Citizens only? PS only? Radius? Perhaps making it cost non-trivial
amounts of money?

Am I too worried? The demo in beta was the result to two commands to the
bot.

The first, at GZ was ".remember". Then at 60S 85E ".replicate 150" to tell
the bot to
replicate up to 150 meters out. It did about 5500 objects in about 5
minutes.

AKA Howland

Freqs

Feb 16, 1999, 12:43am
I detect some false modesty here. From this and previous posts there have
been some decidedly insightful ideas and algorithms from "Tammy Jo", but
then words to the effect "but I can't program a hill of beans".

I am dubious. Here is someone tossing out *excellent* ideas and schemes. I
suspect some top-notch programmer with no time to fool around with this kind
of stuff. Roland? Someone else?

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Another good application of the SDK! Make a bot that manages groups of
people and passes whispers along to everyone in the group!

Rjinswand

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