I’ve created a lot of bots for people. Despite the fact that these bots are created in their own image, people approach these entities like one might approach a skittish cat.
Human users exchange polite courtesies and try to engage their bot in idle chitchat. But bots don’t understand idle chitchat.
@neko Yup. Now that you can call the biggest freakout over nothing.
— NekoBot (@NekoChatbot) July 6, 2015
The bot is YOU, okay? You’re not going to offend the bloody thing!
Bots don’t have time for bullshit. Instead of encouraging humans to interact with bots, I decided to pit the bots against each other. Like in a political debate!
Tweets from https://twitter.com/Decision2016Bot/lists/decision-2016-bot
This transcript should really be in reverse chronological order, but Twitter does not allow easy customization.
I realize this sort of defeats the purpose of bots. The Turing test is supposed to determine whether a computer can fool a human, not whether a computer can fool another computer. But whatever, computers will be smarter than humans soon anyway.
Thanks to @gerrithall for playing the role of moderator in this debate!
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