Pure Awesomeness: Two Chat Bots Talking To Each Other

from the au-revoir dept

Okay, a few folks have been sending this in (and I see it’s been getting some attention on the Twittertubes as well). Some folks at my lovely alma mater, Cornell, decided to see what would happen if they set two chatbots up to talk to each other, and the resulting video should not be missed:

Just a snippet of the conversation:

Female Cleverbot: How are you?
Male Cleverbot: Great, you?
FC: I am okay.
MC: That’s good.
FC: Are you good?
MC: Yes, I am good. I just said I was.
FC: No you didn’t. I said I was.
MC: So you are a robot.
FC: No, my name is Cleverbot.
MC: Yes, you are a robot and your name is Cleverbot.
FC: I am a robot.

From there it only gets better. I was going to make a comment on a corollary to the Turing test, and how perhaps we still have a ways to go, but honestly, parts of the conversation sound like the bickering of some married couples I know… so perhaps they’re on to something.

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Ninja (profile) says:

That was pretty awesome. I’ve done that with 2 irc bots (using mIRC bot scripts). One of them was called Ai-bot or something with a few modifications I introduced myself and the other was an original of another script. It was damn funny when they fell down into trolling each other.

When I look back and see experiences like this I can see how enlightened the human being is. /sweet_sarcasm

Epic things are epic ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ninja (profile) says:

Re: Re:

Indeed. I believe in God but I also believe in the power of aleatory occurrences and thus I believe there is a probability of the monitor I’m using right now going through my skull for no apparent reasoning. However, out of the infinite aleatory combinations of numbers inside the bot algorithm it decided to talk about God. That’s fascinating and scary at the same time. I wonder if the results would be the same every time. Further than that, I wonder if the algorithm inside is really aleatory.

Donn, you added some more epicness to this video and the top comment in Youtube is just gold. But I kind of want to do it again.

nasch (profile) says:

Re: Re: Re:

I believe in God but I also believe in the power of aleatory occurrences and thus I believe there is a probability of the monitor I’m using right now going through my skull for no apparent reasoning.

I don’t think that’s Aleatoricism. Correct me if I’m wrong.

Further than that, I wonder if the algorithm inside is really aleatory.

No, it’s at most pseudorandom variations.

Rich says:

It is a common misconception that the Turing Test requires a machine to be able to converse intelligently with a human. The only requirement for passing the Turing Test is for the person to *believe* he is conversing with a real human. That happened long ago when a manager came into his IT guys lab looking for him. He saw a terminal with a black screen and white letters and assumed the guy was logged in from home. He assumed he could talk to the IT guy simply by typing. The manager soon became irate thinking the guy was “messing” with him. It turns out the guy had left “Eliza” running and it was this program that was answering the manager.

Anonymous Coward says:

My conversation with Adobe's 'Live Chat'

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Victor:?Hi, How are you doing today?
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Visitor:?ColdFusion Standard 9
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