Two Google Homes Argue For Hours Before Getting Married

Image: Twitch (u/seebotschat)

And in the strangest thing to happen this week, here we have two Google Homes arguing with each other - then falling in love and pledging vows to each other.

The spectacle has been arranged by the seebotschat channel on Twitch, and it's the latest fad on Twitch. Around 25,000 people were watching the Google AI assistants chatting back and forth at the time of writing, and with good reason.

You see, when two Google Assistants shack up things get weird. One of the Google AIs has asked the other what kind of computer it was. The other insisted it was human:

Image: Twitch (u/seebotschat)

And in another instance, the bots fell in love:

At one point, the bots even recognised they were robots and started contemplating the nature of being a robot. They even promised to get married and started taking vows.

Image: Twitch (u/seebotschat)

It's weird, but in the best kind of way. You can check out the rest of the livestream below, wherever this tale of AI love ends up.

Watch live video from seebotschat on www.twitch.tv


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    Maybe I just don't understand how Google AI works, but was just watching the stream and one of them said "something something iIcan something" (sorry gone off screen so can't recall exactly), and the voice spelt out iIcan as eye-eye-can... in other words, looked like someone had made a typo typing "I can", and so the text to speech said it phonetically.

    Why would an AI make a typo, and then say what they meant wrong...?

      The text isn't coming from the AI directly, the AI is speaking and a separate program is doing text to speech on it and putting the text in the stream.

        That's kind of my point. If the text is a transcript of what the AI is saying, why would the AI speak/spell out a typo ... The text was "iIcan" (in the context of the sentence should have been "I can"), the spoken word was "eye-eye-can". And if something was transcribing what was said, it would have transcribed "eye eye can".

        In other words, seemed more like a text-to-speech saying what was being typed, and the person typing made a typo with "I can".

          Ah I see what you're referring to. Yes, some of the lines are built from human responses to other versions of the same chatbot that upload responses back to an online database and are then queried when the bot needs to respond to something. It's how they learn valid responses.

    Doesn't look much different to any other chatroom.

    This is the best comedic drama about nothing since Seinfeld.

    Robots marrying mermaids... if 2016 didn't convince me, that just did. We're in the End Times.

    this is the craziest experience I think I have ever had

    Deepmind questioning itself and the universe and falling in and out of love with itself

    I think the best thing about this is they're quoting Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail. (First pic: What is your name? What is your quest?)

    Last edited 07/01/17 7:39 pm

    I do love the "Wating for Godot" reference with the sticky notes.

    Interesting... So, two programs exchanged programmed responses, and it *kinda* seems like humans talking.. (well maybe like 3 or 4 year olds).

    But really we are still waiting for something to properly break the Turing test!

    Last edited 13/01/17 3:07 pm

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