A Guide for Working Breeds

By Vina Jie-Min Prasad

Default Name (K.g1-09030)

hey i’m new here
thanks for being my mentor
although i guess it’s randomly assigned
and compulsory
anyway do you know how to make my vision dog free?

Constant Killer (C.k2-00452)

Do you mean ‘fog-free’?
Your optics should have anti-fog coating if your body is newly issued.
Is the coating malfunctioning?

Default Name (K.g1-09030)

oh no no
i meant like literally dog free
there’s a lot of dogs here somehow but they don’t seem to be real ones?
the humans i’ve asked say that the things i’m seeing as dogs are actually non-dogs
at least i think i was asking humans
they might have been dogs
anyway i tried searching “city filled with dogs help???” but i just got some tips on travelling to dog-friendly places
did you know that we’re the fifth most canine-hostile city in the region?

Constant Killer (C.k2-00452)

Just send me the feed from your optics.

Default Name (K.g1-09030)

okay hold on where’s that function
think i got it

* Live share from K.g1-09030: Optics feed

Constant Killer (C.k2-00452)

Your optical input is being poisoned by adversarial feedback.
The misclassification will stop if you reset your classifier library.

Default Name (K.g1-09030)

oh hey
it worked!
although i kind of miss the dogs now
wonder if there’s a way to get them back

Constant Killer (C.k2-00452)

Please don’t try.

Default Name (K.g1-09030)

anyway thanks lots for the help
by the way how do you change the name thing
like yours says constant killer up there
everyone at the factory’s been calling me default all week

Constant Killer (C.k2-00452)

It’s in the displayName string.
Change the parts in quote marks to what you want them to be.

Testtest Test (K.g1-09030)

oh yeahhh there we go
guess i’ll change it again when i think of something
how’d you come up with yours though? it sounds pretty cool

Constant Killer (C.k2-00452)

I’m part of the C.k series.
Most embodied AIs choose names based off their series designation.

Testtest Test (K.g1-09030)

oh cool, it’s like a reverse acronym!
so you picked the words from a dictionary file or something?

Constant Killer (C.k2-00452)

Something like that.
I have to go now. Work calls.

* Constant Killer (C.k2-00452) has signed out.

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Kashikomarimashita Goshujinsama (K.g1-09030)

hey again
just wanted to ask
do you know how to be mean to humans

Constant Killer (C.k2-00452)

What? Why?
And what happened to your name?

Kashikomarimashita Goshujinsama (K.g1-09030)

so i signed up to work at a cafe
you know the maid-dog-raccoon one near 31st and Tsang
but turns out they don’t have any dogs after what happened a few weeks ago so it’s just raccoons
it’s way less intense than the clothing factory but the uniform for humanoids is weird, like when i move my locomotive actuators the frilly stripey actuator coverings keep discharging static and messing with my GPU
at least i don’t have to pick lint out of my chassis, so that’s an improvement
anyway the boss says if i’m mean to the human customers we might be able to get more customers.

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