Charlie Bertsch (cbertsch) wrote,
Charlie Bertsch
cbertsch

Autopilot

Today's Google Verarschung is more subtle than the one a few years back, but still a lot of fun:
Does Autopilot work for Gmail chat too?

Yes. Chat was actually simpler to build, given the natural language headway made by Joseph Weizenbaum's ELIZA. While many claim ELIZA oft times passed the Turing test, Gmail Autopilot passes with 99.9% accuracy due to the inclusion of human-like qualities such as compassion and wisdom and CADIE's related ability to calibrate to match your chat style.

What happens if a sender and recipient both have Autopilot on?

Two Gmail accounts can happily converse with each other for up to three messages each. Beyond that, our experiments have shown a significant decline in the quality ranking of Autopilot's responses and further messages may commit you to dinner parties or baby namings in which you have no interest.
I bet more than a few people click on the home page with the hope of actually having a means to respond to messages robotically.

Addendum: The home page created by the artificial intelligence entity CADIE mentioned in the Google press release is a delight.
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