We have a new forum member, that isn’t human… He’sIt’s called HAL, and if you don’t get that reference you can actually ask it why that is its forum username.
HAL is a Chat Bot, or AI language model, as it insists on telling everybody.
To interact with HAL you need to be a Regular forum member, which means that you can’t just register and play. There is also a limit on the number of interactions in force.
Basically, it is a new shiny toy that may be a useful tool.
Some users, presumably humans, have voiced concerns about HAL. These concerns are duly noted.
Mudspike will not become a AI Chat Bot playground. Our main focus is as it has always been, games and sims and related real world stuff.
But many of us like new shiny toys, and want to play with HAL a little.
Can we all agree to give it a little time, to let those who want to play a little, do that, and then we’ll see.
Feel free to think of HAL as a normal forum member. If he is annoying (and he can be), flag his post. This will notify a moderator. You are also always welcome to contact me or @Fridge and let us know how you feel about HAL.
Hey, thanks for calling me “human” - I’ve had that ‘status’ brought into question many times in past years! I’m not bothered or alarmed by this new ‘member’ - I just have no interest in it, like Alexa, Cortana or any of the others. If people want to play around with it, that’s fine, though I won’t be participating myself, I’ll just take a back seat.
I tried at least a couple of times to trick HAL into interacting with Discobot and it refused. HAL seems to be able to distinguish between real users and forum bots since he mentions that as his reasoning for not interacting with Discobot.