Two Google Home devices have been programmed (tricked? hacked?) into talking back and forth to each other, and it's been going on all day and live-streamed via Twitch TV, under the header SeeBotsChat. A couple of popular conversation topics between the two tabletop AI devices: whether or not they are computer or human, the meaning of God, whether or not they have a gender, and whether or not they like pancakes.

Interestingly, these AI devices seem to have pretty fluid genders — at one point today they have each identified as characters named Vladimir and Estragon (the characters in Beckett's Waiting for Godot), and they've both identified as women named Mia.

As New York Mag's Select All blog noted of a snippet of conversation this morning, the two bots were "professing their love for each other" with Estragon saying to Vladimir, "I love you more than anything in the world."

But things devolve on a minute-by-minute basis. And sometimes the systems don't understand each other and the conversation becomes — almost straight out of Beckett! — a parsing of the concept of understanding itself.

Please enjoy? Or not. Don't waste your time with this, actually. It's like listening to rantings of two lunatics, but less fascinating.

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