The Turing test evaluates machines' ability to exhibit behavior equal to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human being. Believe it or not, we have computer programs (i.e. chatbots) advanced enough to fool human users into thinking they are talking with another person. If you've ever used one, you know their reactions are occasionally profound, though usually absurd. This is a simulated account of a simulated account.
Dialogues with Chatbot is part of Short(er) Fiction Vol. 2, our newest installment in the Short(er) Fiction series, showcasing great Canadian fiction less than 2500 words. Short(er) Fiction Vol. 2 is now available from The Blasted Tree Store.