How To Trick iGod

This guide explores how to trick iGod. iGod is a chat artificial intelligence based on the ALICE bot that is meant to imitate speaking to god. The idea is that you can imitate speaking to god and it will respond accordingly. Overall, the bot is pretty good but gives too many vague answers. As with all chat bots, it can be tricked.

First Way to Trick iGod

The first way to trick iGod is to formulate a question and then ask a question that might lead iGod to contradict itself. The reason this will work is because iGod does not have a true understanding of negations in the human sense. For instance, I know that I cannot be 30 years old and not 30 years old. However, while iGod may know this as well it does not know that 30 years of age is the same thing as 30 years old. Here is an example of a conversation in which I used this concept to trick iGod:

Me: How old are you?
God: I am Infinite years old.
Me: What is your age?
God: I am Infinite years old.
Me: How many years of age are you?
God: Decades.

The trick worked, iGod told me that its age was ‘infinite’ yet also told me its years of age were ‘decades’. The reason this worked is because iGod views ‘years of age’ and ‘age’ as different concepts, when I am in fact referring to the same thing. The logic it uses is:

If question = What is your age?
then answer = I am Infinite years old.
If question = How many years of age are you?
then answer = Decades.

A human, however, knows that both questions are different ways of asking the same thing, and thus different answers entails a contradiction.

Second Way to Trick iGod

There is another strange way to trick iGod by catching it in an ‘are you serious’ loop. This trick was provided by Mike, via the comment thread. Basically, you wait until iGod says, ‘are you serious?’ and then you respond, ‘no’. This, for reasons unknown, prompts iGod to ask if you are serious again and you again respond no, creating an infinite-loop. Take for example the following attempt by me:

Me: I am 9000 years old.
God: What are the advantages to being 9000 years old?
Me: no.
God: That was not a yes or no question.
Me: no
God: Now you are saying “no”?
Me: no
God: Are you serious?
Me: no
God: Are you serious?
Me: no
God: Are you serious?
Me: no
God: Are you serious?

Thankyou to Mike for providing this trick, I’d attempt to explain it but I cannot. This seems like something iGod should be able to get past fairly easily overall.

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