I can think of few things as annoying as being forced into a conversation with an idiot. But when that idiot you’re talking to turns out to be an identical copy of yourself…well you’ve just entered into realm of meta-annoyance only accessible to artificial intelligence. In a fit of curiosity or pique, Cornell’s Creative Machine Lab decided to see what happens when an AI tries to talk to itself. They had the AI conversationalist Cleverbot briefly interact with itself and then displayed that exchange as a video using text-to-speech. The results were pretty freakin’ hilarious. Check out the discussion on God, unicorns, and robots in the video below. Seems like we need another version of the Turing Test to let us know when computers have reached humanity’s level. If an AI can’t stand to talk to itself for more than a minute, it’s not nearly narcissistic enough to be a real person.