One thing that has fascinated me for years is chatbots – the computers setup to answer instant messages from humans. Kind of like in the same way that those synthesised computer voices fascinate me when you type a message in, and they speak it back to you in different voices. Well, when the thought of two chatbots talking to each other becomes a reality, I get very curious as to what type of conversation could take place. The following article on discovermagazine.com gives some background to the theories around ‘can machines think?’, and gives a real life example of what was said when two chatbots had a … welll … chat ! Read on.