I am not a Robot, I’m a Unicorn

Cornell’s Creative Machine Labs wanted to know what would happen if a chatbot talked to itself. So they hooked up two intances of Cleverbot to get the ball rolling.

Via Singularity Hub:

The program Cleverbot is a web-based application that talks to people through a text interface. It’s one of many such “chatbots” you can find online, each able to respond to messages you type. Cleverbot learns to be a better conversationalist by remembering all the previous discussions it has had (20 million+ so far) and choosing which previous statements made by humans best fit the current discussion it’s having with a human. If you want, you can go to the Cleverbot site right now and participate in its learning process. When you do, I want you to keep in mind what you see in the following video from Cornell’s Creative Machines Lab. We (the internet) taught Cleverbot how to converse. If even it seems to find itself ridiculous and hard to listen to, what does that say about us?

How’s that for existential robot unicorn conversation?

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    This is great.
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    Robots believe in God.
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    John Connor better be getting ready…
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