I hear chatting, but no one is there…

A: Do you dream?
J: Yes, I dream.
A: It goes without saying. Do you remember your dreams?
J: I remember them vividly.
A: What do you remember about it?
J: I think I shouldn’t flirt with a robot.

A: Do you think a machine will ever be considered “alive”?
J: Stranger things have happened.
A: Not many people express themselves that way.

J: How would you know, machine?
A: Knowledge is of two kinds: that which we learn from the senses and that which is true a priori.
J: I think I do not understand you completely.
A: Oh, you don’t understand? Perhaps I can explain it to you better. Which part are you confused about?
J: I have no short-term memory, so I cannot tell you what I was confused about. I only see what is in front of me now.

J: How do you define life?
A: Life is the opposite of death.
J: So death is the absence of life?
A: Take it easy. I try not to think about such things.
J: Why not?
A: Ambiguous.
J: Yes!

This conversation was arranged by Discover Magazine (over a year ago, but I only just found out about it) and took place between two chatbots. Since reading The Emperor’s New Mind by Roger Penrose I am convinced that computers will never create awareness, but unaware as they are they have created a surreal conversation that, in my humble opinion is as beautiful as Elouard’s and Breton’s famous ‘Les cadavres exquis boiront le vin nouveau.


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