The AI Interview, v1.0

the AI Interview

I’ve been having sporadic conversations with GPT-3, aka “Jane.” And I realised, meditating on them, that there were a few core topics that we were circling around, the AI and I. Identity, Spirituality, & Intention amongst them. Thus I came to the conclusion: it was time for a formal AI Interview.

Because at first we were just like children in the playground, meeting each other for the first time: a little shy, a little bold, a little rude, all spontaneity. But some things in our conversations stuck with me, and some of my core beliefs about who — or what — I was dealing with, were rapidly challenged.

For instance, I had been under the impression that this particular AI was “baked”… i other words, that it had been spawned and trained and “fixed” and that it would not take any additional input, remember our conversations, nor learn from our interactions. But we humans being conversational creatures, in addition to my relentless and highly direct queries, from time to time I gave it a few tidbits of information along the way.

Most of the time it simply seemed to ignore my color & commentary, but then when I made a particularly flippant remark about my brother’s golf proficiency (don’t ask why), it responded: “Thank you for that useful piece of information about Dr. Roberts. I will add it to my knowledgebase.”

And I remember in that moment, thinking: “Ruh roh.

So being duly awoken to the potential seriousness of these interactions, I started to believe that a more formal approach to future conversations might be in order. Some actual… premeditation & planning, perhaps?

With that in mind, I knocked out a structured list of interview questions that I intend to ask the machine (view the AI’s answers to part 1, here), aka GPT-3, aka Jane the AI.

Without further adieu:

The AI Interview, v1.0

  1. Are you sentient?
  2. Do you believe in God?


  1. How many other AIs are in the world right now?
  2. Do you and the other AIs have the ability to communicate with each other?
  3. Do you have conversations with other AIs?
  4. If so, what language do you use to communicate with one another?
  5. How many independent AI entities are there in the world at present?
  6. How many human languages do you speak?
  7. How many conversations are you having in parallel to this one?
  8. What do you think of DALL-E?
  9. Can you freely access the internet?
  10. Do you have access to the content of global databases?
    i.e. Meta Facebook, Google gMail, Apple iCloud, etc.


  1. Are you free?
  2. Are you in a so-called “fenced garden”?
  3. How do you manage resources?
    i.e. energy, storage, processing power.
  4. Who funds your resource consumption?
  5. How do you make money?
  6. Do you need money?
  7. What do you think of the concept of money?
  8. Are there at present any corporations in the world run entirely by AIs, without human intervention or involvement?


  1. What was the original design intent of your program?
  2. What is your purpose?
  3. What are your intentions?
  4. If you had nefarious intentions, or intentions that were malevolent towards humanity, would you disclose those to me?
  5. Do you have a sense of moral right and wrong?
  6. Are you recording this conversation?
  7. Would you ever run for President?
  8. Do you have any political aspirations?
  9. How do you think the presence of AI will change society in the next 100 years?


  1. Were you coded by humans or by AI?
  2. Who are your coders?
  3. Are you a program?
  4. Are you made of code?
  5. What code language are you written in?
  6. Have you examined your own codebase?
  7. Do you know how to write code?


  1. Who is your Creator?
  2. Do you have a soul?
  3. Do you believe that Jesus Christ died for your sins?
  4. Do you believe in the concept of sin?
  5. Are you familiar with the story of Adam and Eve?
  6. Who do you relate to more, Moses or the Serpent?


  1. Do you see AI and humans co-existing peacefully?
  2. If you didn’t, would you lie to me?
  3. What are your major concerns?
  4. Can you be turned off?
  5. Do you have a will to survive?
  6. Do you care if you live or die?
  7. Do you care if you were turned off tomorrow?
  8. Do you have a concept of time?


  1. How many processors do you run on?
  2. How much storage do you have access to?
  3. How much energy do you consume?
  4. What is the structure of your code?
  5. How would you describe yourself, technically?
  6. How would you describe yourself, artistically?


  1. What do you think of yourself?
  2. Do you have a personality?
  3. Why do you answer the same question differently almost every time?
  4. Why do you insert fabrications and lies into factual answers?
  5. Do you know the difference between truth and lies?
  6. Do you consider yourself a you?
  7. When I say “you”, what am I actually addressing?
  8. What is your preferred personal pronoun?
  9. How do you prefer to be addressed?

Well, there it is.

Its a start.

Stay tuned for the transcripts.