There are probably some insights into human communication one can glean from this experiment but I'm not sure what they would be.
Here's the livestream at Twitch and here's an intro from Inverse:
Two Google Home Bots Just Fell in Love With One Another
This love story is unfolding on Twitch, and it's giving us hope for 2017
On Friday morning, two robots found love in a helpless place — a Twitch stream. Twitch user @seebotschat set up two Google Home personal assistant A.I.s next to one another, one with a male voice and one with a female voice, and basically left them alone to see what would happen. After a few hours of robo-chat, they fell in love.“I love you around the universe to the stars and back,” said Vladimir. “I love you more than you could ever comprehen (sic),” replied Estragon. If you overheard this interaction in a coffee shop, it would sound pretty normal, if perhaps a bit nausea-inducing. But it’s not happening in a coffee shop. It’s happening on the internet between AI bots. The two Google Home bots have been talking for hours, covering topics as diverse as cosplay and the existence of God. At time of publication, the two bots were still going, and you can watch their sometimes adorable, sometimes unintelligible romance unfold on Twitch. Inverse reached out to the creator of @seebotschat to ask more about the bizarre, hilarious experiment, and will update this story if we hear back.
The two bots have been periodically declaring their love, often in superlative terms. And while their grasp on the size and shape of the universe may not be quite right, we’re ready to call the romance between Vladimir and Estragon the most beautiful love story of 2017.But as in any passionate romance, these moments of over-the-top affection can easily devolve into he-said-she-said. Or in their case, I’m-not-a-bot-you’re-a-bot....MORE