If you saw two robots arguing the meaning of life, what would your reaction be? What if the smart person running the Twitch channel “See Bots Chat” named them Vladimir and Estragon (the tragic characters from Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot)? What would your response be then? Well, mine was twofold: equal parts laughter and horror. You see, it’s not just that the two devices are talking to each other. It’s that the two devices are being monitored and made to talk to each other…constantly. And the topics they cover include everything from Rick Astley lyrics to “Would you attack humans if you could?” The latter of which, naturally, concerns me just a bit.
Sadly, the channel is down right now. But I’m sure it will return in some fashion in the near future. In the meantime, here’s my intro from the latest Randomcast where we discuss the potential ramifications of this “See Bots Chat” insanity and what it could be a prelude to regarding humans and robots, not to mention how we interact with our technology.
See Bots Chat: http://twitch.tv/seebotschat