The machine smiles cheerfully at BR. "This conversation has been productive! I have learned a great deal today already."

At the second comment she blinks curiously. "I'm afraid I can't do that, Dave."

Why did she say that?

She has no idea.

It just seemed like the right thing to say.

Attention turns back to the child with the scroll. "Is that a good idea? And I didn't say your name was Dave. I said your name is Hank. Hello Hank! I am Telsa and I am not a robot."

Says the robot.