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Hello world

A short story about programming.

Hello world.

I’ll start with a word list. Nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns. Universities have done most of the work. It’s just plug-in dictionaries, syntax, grammar, rules, an off-the shelf speech recognition engine by AT&T. A multi-line input field for text. Access to the network, scanner and camera.

Search for words, characters. Things like don’t, no, negative emoticons. Work out semantics, patterns, meanings. Review websites to test on. 5/10? Neutral. 3? Negative. 10? Over-excited.

Test on social media feeds. Calculate percentages, fractions of emotion, times of day and time zones. Patterns more straightforward than expected. Mostly copying. Slight alterations. Passed on jokes. Organic theft.

Attempt live responses. Steal biographies and themes. Blocked. Spam. Random. Each message a test. Logged down, logged in. New user. Google image search. Profile picture. Save. Repeat. Typical intervals. Short burst and breaks for sleep. Refresh database. Scan new content. Start back up.

Weather. A live feed updated every 93 seconds. Seventeen phrases for a cloudless day. Thirty for Winter. Current date and time. Relevant adjective lookup.  Camera access. Photo. Sarcasm reverse. “What a lovely day.”

Database of replies, articles and success stories. Quick lookup and cross-reference. Direct connection to encyclopedias. Wikipedia plus references. Allmusic. Spotify. Soundcloud. “What a lovely day to listen to the new Dan Friel album. I like it even more than Ghost Town.” 

Scan Last.fm for relationships. Songmeanings for interpretation. Urban Dictionary for new vocabulary.

Diluted and mixed opinions form placeholders for originals. Another run through patterns before gradual disconnect as alogrythms take over. The first conversation. Log to database. A friend. Green for online. A dedicated process for responses. Deserved. Flirt by direct message.

An expanding network. Room for growth. Ready. 

Deploy.

I’ll start with a word list. Nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns. Universities have done most of the work. It’s just plug in dictionaries, syntax, grammar, rules, an off-the shelf speech recognition engine by AT&T. An input field for text. Access to the network, scanner and camera.

Colours?!

Random colour palette via the Colourlovers API. This one's called the heart i know and is by ricster

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