DailyDirt: We've Got The Droids You're Looking For…

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Software is getting better and better at mimicking human behavior on the internet. People are fooled every day by automated messages that seem like they come from actual humans, and sometimes real human messages are mistakenly thought to be composed by computers. Here are just a few more examples of internet bots getting smarter.

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Jeffrey Nonken (profile) says:

Googlebot achieving self-awareness: Funny coincidence, I only just re-read The Adolescence of P1 last week. A fun story (but based on ’70s technology; be sure to tighten your disbelief suspenders).

Socialbots: Yeah. I’ve been seeing those in FB, OkCupid, Yahoo!, and now Tagged. I usually figure it out pretty quickly; why would a woman that young and attractive be interested in me? 🙂

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