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VIDEO: Two Chatbots talk about God, unicorns, and truth

John Moe Aug 29, 2011

Researchers at Cornell have been working on a chatbot called Cleverbot. A chatbot is a piece of software or a robot or something designed to hold up a conversation with a person by letting the person do most of the work. The challenge is to make it as human as possible. So anyway, the researchers decided to let two Cleverbots converse and this is what happened.

I’m not sure what to make of this. It sounds like two especially maddening college freshmen.

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