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This article was published on August 29, 2011

    An awesomely weird conversation between two AI “Cleverbots”

    An awesomely weird conversation between two AI “Cleverbots”
    Courtney Boyd Myers
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    Courtney Boyd Myers

    Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups gr Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City startups and digital innovation. She loves magnets + reading on a Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CBM and .

    Researchers at Cornell University posted this video below of two artificially intelligent Chatbots aka Cleverbots talking to each other: “What happens when you let two bots have a conversation? We certainly never expected this… “

    We’ve seen robots sensibly listen, take orders and talking to humans before. But conversation is typically dry and based on a set of commands. It’s all very if X than Y. Or if not X then not Y. What’s most amazing about this conversation is that it’s filled with humor (I am not a robot. I am a unicorn!), happiness, frustration and deceit- just like their human being programmers.

    With a touch of hilarity, Walt Mosspuppet reports that “It’s like watching two tech reporters having a conversation.” Or more like, an average day in 4Chan if you ask me.

    Check out this awesomely weird conversation here:

    “Well, that was exactly what I expected,” said one YouTube commenter, “The woman was irrational and didn’t make any sense.”

    Ha! What did you think of the video? Please share in the comments.