A Conversation with “babygurl01475”

On this blog we’ve had some hilarious encounters with spambots, but none of them can top a recent conversation tech blogger Clive Thompson had. Thompson had recently been receiving frequent chat messages from a spambot called “babygurl01475.”

After a few days of this, Thompson said enough was enough and decided to reply to the spambot. What ensues is a conversation that addresses Alan Turing’s famous test for measuring a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligence.

You can see a brief excerpt of the chat at right, but check out the full conversation over at Thompson’s blog.


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