babygurl01475

Friday, May 27, 2011

Transcript

So-called chat bots are all over the internet – usually trying to sell us something – and it’s becoming harder and harder to distinguish actual humans from the sophisticated software designed to emulate humans. Technology writer Clive Thompson, who blogs at collisiondetection.net, encountered exactly that dilemma recently when he got a message from someone with the handle babygurl01475. Thompson explains what happened when he engaged.

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