Video: AI vs. AI – Two chatbots talk to each other

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Chatbots are programs that try to mimic human conversation, and for many years attempts have been made to create a computer program that can perfectly imitate a human. In this video, Cornell’s Creative Machines Lab decided to put two of their chatbots virtual face to virtual face and see what happens. The results are bizarre, with topics ranging from God to unicorns, but it’s impressive to see the progress being made in this area of AI.

Cleverbot, as this program is known, will be aiming to compete at the Loebner Prize 2012 in late October, an annual competition where artificially intelligent chatbots attempt to fool a panel of judges into thinking they’re human, with a potential $100,000 prize up for grabs.