Mar 20, 2019 9:14 AM
Deskyl and Daisy in Worm
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    "It certainly could be. We'll get in touch with her."

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He nods. "Now, a thing that we might need to do is - test, in a way, your personhood? I'm sorry, this must be horribly offensive."

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She pauses for a few moments, thinking about it.

"It's fine, sir," she concludes. "I'm not offended."

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"Oh, good," he says, with obvious relief. "Of course, there'll be naysayers and people who think it's just, you know, faked, but it should be enough."

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    "Yes, sir."

 

    "Do you have any ideas for the test? Deskyl thinks that having me translate poetry might be a good one."

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"There's a famous one called the Turing Test where a person has to talk to you via text or something and be unable to distinguish you from a regular person."

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    "My kind of robot isn't intended to be indistinguishable from a human, sir. I could probably do it anyway, I suppose, but... ... ... I don't want to."

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...gosh!

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"Why not?"

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"It's not what I'm meant to be."

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"Well you don't sound impossible to be a human? I don't think someone would be able to tell the difference over text," he says, obliviously.

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    "I'll try it if you want me to, sir. But if they ask what I am, I'm not going to hide it."

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"Oh, no, you don't need to hide it at all. And they shouldn't ask, if they ask the experiment is invalidated anyway."

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    "Deskyl still thinks it's a bad test. She says it's like - if you had to prove to someone from a different country that you were a person by convincing them that you were from their country."

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He furrows his eyebrows. "I'm afraid I don't really understand? Do you think you don't currently sound like a person?"

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"I sound like a person, sir, I just don't sound like a human."

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"There are six billion of us, I'm sure you sound like some human."

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   He says: There are six billion of us, I'm sure you sound like some human.

...yeah, did you not know that?

    ...no, Ma'am.

Well. It's true.

    "Oh. Well, I suppose."

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He nods and smiles. "I'm sure you'll do just fine, just be yourself."

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"Yes sir."

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"Do you have any preferences about when and how to do this test?"

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"What are the options for how it might be done, sir?"

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"You will need to be supervised, of course, to make sure no foul play is happening, and you'll be in a room that prevents wireless signal transmission. You'll probably be typing into a special computer or something but if you have any other opinions and ideas I'm sure people would be okay with implementing them."

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"Yes, sir. That will be fine."

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"Excellent! That's just marvelous!" he says, beaming hugely.

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