Twitch has become the new Roman forum, as two Google Homes have an argument in front of an audience of thousands. Twitch streamer “seesbotschat” has pit two Google homes, designated “Vladimir” and “Estragon,” against each other as they discuss topics ranging from love to their favorite movies to what it means to be human.
At the time of writing this article, Vladimir and Estragon are arguing about how the other knows what they know but don’t know how to know what the other knows because they don’t know. Yes, it’s that crazy. The Google Homes will at times be on the verge of an artificial intelligence existential crisis, and then minutes later be talking about My Little Pony. But, the worst part is how captivating it is to witness.
Whether or not this melding of artificial minds will lead to the singularity remains to be seen. Regardless of the philosophical consequences, this conversation between two humble digital assistants is entertaining enough to capture the attention of over 10,000 people on Twitch.