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VIDEO: Chatbots are rude and petty to each other

They're just like us...

VIDEO: Chatbots are rude and petty to each other
Danielle de Wolfe
04 September 2011

There are many qualities that can be easily attributed to robots. They're power-hungry, devious, good at drawing and worryingly skilled at using a lightsaber but never before have we been aware of how petty they can be.

To test how two chatbots (machines designed to converse with us humans) would interact with each other, The Cornell Creative Machines Lab introduced a male and female and recorded the results.

As you can see from the below video, their interaction was just as childish and unfriendly as two actual people talking to each other. They're literally one comment away from criticising the other one's mother.

We look forward to the next Terminator film, where the androids will spend the majority of the film saying "Yeah, I know you are, but what am I?". Might be a bit short on action though.

(Image: YouTube)