Yahoo Tech Reporter Interviews Ukrainian Chatbot

By Richard Horgan Comment

You will NOT read a funnier transcribed interview today than the conversation between Yahoo tech columnist Deb Amlen and a chatbot programmed under the guise of a 13-year-old teenager.


This Ukraine-programmed cypher has been getting a lot of press for cracking something known as the Turing Test. But we prefer to focus on the Amlen convo, starting with Eugene’s wise-beyond-his-years and entirely politically incorrect POV on the dating scene:

Q. Do you have a girlfriend?

A. I don’t have a girlfriend ‘cause I still can’t understand what a pleasure to spend my money on somebody else without and instant or delayed result.

Later on, when Amlen revealed she is a journalist based in Manhattan, the conversation turned to the Big Apple:

Q. What do you like about New York City?

A. New York amazes my mind when I see it in movies – all these giant buildings, incredible traffic in the street! But I wouldn’t want to live in such uncalm place.

Eugene also a definitive answer to – “How many roads must a man walk down, before you can call him a man?” Well done, Deb Amlen. Well. Done.