Come on, come keep the robot company
Writer Clive Thompson gets an instant message from someone or something that wants to chat with him, so he takes the bait. He then posts his conversation with what he assumes is an automated "chatbot," a computer program trying to deceive him into thinking he’s talking with a real human in order to direct him to a specific website.
I like that in chatbot world, misspellings are used to make sexy robots seem more real:
Well i beenn doing these shows with my webcaam its soo fun and i love meeting new people andd i haave a free pass lefft want to come keep me company?
Heh. No thank you my friend.
it is so simple i can let u usse my pass buuttt ii need you to give me a reallllly greaaatttt rating so i can get more but don’t worry i’ll earn it (smiley face) ok??
You know, I can’t figure out whether you’re a) a chatbot, or b) a human who’s working with a pre-set script that is sufficiently rigid that you "appear" to be a chatbot.
Read the entire conversation at: "Let’s get this party started!" My evening talking to "babygurl01475" …Collision Detection>>
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