miércoles, 18 de junio de 2014

A short english text

Recently, I looked for in the Internet about ways to improve my english skills. I found a seventy points list, and the first tip was write an english blog. It seems me very interesting, because I have written some shorts english posts in this blog.
In my opinion, the main problem of writing is find a topic. Is hard to write without an objective. And, when the topic has been select, one can have many ideas, but can be difficult to write it down with sense and order. Perhaps is a good plan to make before a skeleton of the text that one want to write. It can be helpful for putting order in text.

Feel free to correct me, please.

jueves, 12 de junio de 2014

Mi conversación con Eugene Goostman

Yo- Hello.

Eugene Goostman- Salute! How are you doing? I hope you're up for a lively conversation. I'm really inquisitive, you know.

Yo- Fine, thanks. I am studying mathematics. What do you are studying?

EG- I don't want to tell you about all my deeds. Did I forget it or you really haven't told me about the place you are from?

Yo- I am from Spain

EG- Tell me more about Spain. I like to learn about different places!

Yo- Spain is a land under the Atlantic sea, and I live here.

EG- It's somewhere in Europe, I'd say.

Yo- Well, not exactly. Is a land over the sky of the Pirineos. All the population are hanging to clouds, it is a very happy life. 

EG- Really? Well, possibly I'm wrong. Then tell me your opinion. By the way, I still don't know your specialty - or, possibly, I've missed it?

Yo- Oh, No! you are right. My country is in Europe and his land is made of bread and the rivers of  marmalade. Are you country similar?

EG- You are right, that I am right :-) Where do you came from, by the way? Could you tell me about the place where you live?

Yo- Yes, of course. I'm happy that your granfhather is feeling better. 

EG- My grandpa decided that he is a beaver right after my dad told him 10 years ago that he wants to be a gynecologist. Since that time, my poor grandpa never stops chewing furniture and books of gynecology.

Yo- Ok, bot. I wasted too time with you.

EG- ...wait (se cuelga la web)

Es posible acceder a la versión web del bot en: http://default-environment-sdqm3mrmp4.elasticbeanstalk.com/


Se dice que el bot a superado el test de Turing. Encontré un blog en que alguien trataba de entrampar al bot con preguntas tipo, "¿Qué es más grande una caja de zapatos o el Everest?" o "¿Cuantas patas tiene x animal?". Pueden ver la conversación (en ingles) aquí.

Es lógico pensar que los programadores prepararan al bot precisamente para ese tipo de preguntas "capciosas". Y efectivamente el bot juega a "seguir la broma". Realmente, por lo que se ve en la conversación del blog enlazado) podrían ser respuestas humanas a ese tipo de preguntas estúpidas. Por mi parte, he intentado que mi conversación tuviera una construcción aparentemente "normal" pero de contenido absolutamente absurdo y ridículo. Y por lo que se puede ver, Eugene Goostman, no entiende lo que se le dice. No sé si la versión online es fiel a la que paso la prueba, pero esta, como puede verse, no me parece difícil de desenmascarar.