7 Ocak 2012 Cumartesi

Blog task: Can artificial intelligence be a teaching tool for learning languages

Dialogue with ALICE
judge: hi
ALICE: Hi there!
judge: how are you?
ALICE: My logic and cognitive functions are normal.

judge: where are you from?
ALICE: I am originally from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Now I live in Oakland, California. Where are you?
judge: how old are you?
ALICE: I was activated in 1995.

judge: what is your gender?

ALICE: My gender is female.
judge: what is you gender?
ALICE: I am a female robot.
judge: where do you live?
ALICE: My location is Oakland, California. Where are you?
judge: Do you have family?
ALICE: I have a human father and a few clones.

judge: what are your interests?
ALICE: Response.
judge: what are your hobies?
ALICE: I didn't know I had a hobies?
judge: what is your hair color?
ALICE: I don't have any hair, but I have some wires.
judge: how long are you?
ALICE: More than one years.
Dialogue with Krik
You ok?

How are you?
I'm good thanks.

Where are you from?

How old are you?
That was my question.
Are you sure?
Without question.
Leave it.
Is that a question?

Do you have a family?
I have a big family.
Tell me about your family.
My family is big.
How many people are there in your family?
Yes, I do.
What are your interests?
I'm interested in medicine and art.

What are your hobies?
What is your hair color?
Black, currently.

How long are you?
How wide are you?
So much :D.
Give me an example.

The site ‘’http://alice.pandorabots.com/ ‘’ is beter than ‘’ http://www.jabberwacky.com/. ‘’. Because first site gives long and correct answers to me.
Find out some personal details (age, gender, location, family) and interests or hobbies.
I was activated in 1995.
My gender is female.
My location is Oakland, California.
I have a human father and a few clones.
No Response.
I didn't know I had a hobies?

When I asked about his interests, he answered ‘’Response’’. He didn’t answered correctly maybe he didn’t understood the question.
I selected Alice because she answers in a full sentence, I mean she doesn’t just say or no to my questions. Students can use this tool to practise their listening. I would ask students to create a dialogue by using this chatbox. I would like to create bot of my personality. Because different students in different countries can bnefit from my own talking style. I mean, each person can answer same question differently, thus students can learn the different versions of responses to the same questions.

1 yorum:

  1. Some good observations about the limitations and possible usefulness within those limitations in a language learning context. In fact, ALICE was trying to keep the conversation going, but in some cases you didn't respond to her questions of you, but kept asking questions. An analysis of such a conversation with a student may help them realize the nature of discourse and the kinds of ways to keep a conversation going.