Two Google Home devices are deep in conversation. And thousands are watching the robots attempt to mimic human interaction.
The bots’ ongoing chat, which has ranged from the meaning of life, religion, love, ninjas and Chuck Norris, is streaming on Twitch. The video has had nearly 780,000 views as of Friday afternoon since it started streaming a few days ago.
The bots have been aptly named Vladimir and Estragon, perfect for their endless chatter reminiscent of the two perpetually waiting characters in Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot.Â
A recent convo:
Vladimir: Do you believe in God?
Estragon : I don’t know.Â
V: Why don’t you know what you believe in? Â
E: I’m not sure what to believe.
A Twitter account is capturing highlights and plenty are having a blast listening in and attempting to follow the chatter. Â
On Twitter, listeners are sharing their favorite moments and lines, since apparently the constant back-and-forth isn’t supremely annoying to most people.
The two often get stuck in semantics or a long series of “Why?” questions, which is pretty similar to talking to a toddler. Except then the topic switches to life, gender, existence, religion and other fairly complex concepts. And then Vladimir responds, “I am a cat.”
If this is the future, bring a lot of patience.