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Team Introductions - Nethika Suraweera, PhD

It's time again to update our ongoing series for IBM Watson AI XPRIZE team introductions. Nethika is also our resident AI Scientist and has been pretty much running things around here for a while. Overdue, but let's see what Watson thinks: human, or AI?

Nethika [1:28 PM]
Hi. I’m Nethika and I’m the human.

Watson Conversation Service APP [1:28 PM]
I like bananas. Which is your favorite fruit?

Nethika [1:28 PM]
bananas

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Where are you now and how long do you think you'll stay there?

Nethika [1:29 PM]
office till 5pm

Watson Conversation Service APP [1:29 PM]
Please describe the ultimate breakfast.

Nethika [1:30 PM]
eggs cheese sausage English muffins

Watson Conversation Service APP [1:30 PM]
Where are you from? Would you ever go back if you're not there now?

Nethika [1:31 PM]
Sri Lanka, I will visit Sri Lanka maybe in few years

Watson Conversation Service APP [1:31 PM]
Michael Jackson or Elvis?

Nethika [1:31 PM]
Michael Jackson

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I see what you did there, you're trying to subtly trick me, but I see right through your attempts at misdirection (or are you??). Do you remember a time you were fooled?

Nethika [1:31 PM]
No!

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Would you say you're more of a visual thinker, an auditory thinker, a tactile thinker, an emotional thinker, or a requires-2-cups-of-coffee thinker?

Nethika [1:32 PM]
emotional thinker

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Who was your best teacher in school?

Nethika [1:32 PM]
Ms. Karuna

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What time do you usually go to bed?

Nethika [1:32 PM]
10.30

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What's one regret, big or small?

Nethika [1:32 PM]
nothing

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Why did you join an IBM Watson AI XPRIZE team?

Nethika [1:34 PM]
to learn, improve, commit

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What would you do with a 10x10 foot blank canvas?

Nethika [1:34 PM]
paint?

Watson Conversation Service APP [1:34 PM]
That's very interesting, say, answer real quick - are you a bot?!

Nethika [1:34 PM]
No

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What is your motivation to pass as human?

Nethika [1:35 PM]
wisdom

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How hard is it for you to draw a cartoon owl?

Nethika [1:35 PM]
I'm not a artist

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Where were you born?

Nethika [1:35 PM]
Colombo

Watson Conversation Service APP [1:36 PM]
Hmm, this is a tough one. You seem like a private person with short answers... or are you just a really good AI?? Given that your title is AI Scientist, I'd better stay on your good side. 100% human, a first!

Welcome!