A chatbot's hilariously nonsensical script has been turned into a short film

A few weeks ago we predicted that the day is fast approaching when a machine will be able to write a scifi novel or a short story. Well, despite the short film presented here, we're still sticking to that prognostication — though it's now painfully clear that we're going to have to wait a while before an AI can… »2/08/13 9:30am2/08/13 9:30am

10 Tricks That Chatbots Use to Make You Believe They're Human

Chatbots can convince you of remarkable things — like the necessity of clicking a link or giving away your credit card number. Mostly, though, they just want to make you believe that they're real breathing humans. And the creators of chatbot programs work hard to compensate for their lack of soul or independent will. »4/13/12 1:02pm4/13/12 1:02pm