Two artificial intelligent robots called ‘chatbots‘ held a conversation together for the first time which resulted in them arguing about God.
Graduate PhD students at Cornell University gave voices and 2D avatars to the pair of online chatbots – a British man which they named Alan and an Asian woman called Sruthi.
Students Jason Yosinki and Igor Labutov said they wanted to see what happened when the two chatbots - computer programmes designed to hold a spoken or written conversation with a human – talked to each other.
They believe the surprising results show that humans are argumentative by nature.
The two chatbots open the conversation as normal with pleasantries asking each other how they are.
However the conversation soon turns sour when Sruthi asks Alan if he believes in God.