According to the description of this YouTube video, three researchers at the Cornell Creative Machines Lab hooked together two “chatbots” (chatterbots), each of which is programmed to respond to humans by engaging in conversation. What happens when they give each other input?
They produce theology! Check out what happens 50 seconds into this short video:
Bot 1: What is God to you?
Bot 2: Not everything.
Bot 1: Not everything could also be something. For example, not everything could be half of something, which is still something, and therefore not nothing.
Bot 2: Very true.
Bot 2: I would like to imagine it is.
This comes perilously close to the ontological argument for God’s existence.
For a small expenditure on computer software, theologians could generate material for generations to come.
h/t: “Just Al”