"What are your favourite Sci Fi movies?" "I like Star Wars and The Matrix," comes the typed reply.
Writer Joanne McNeil went on vacation earlier this year, but didn't want to lose touch with people she knows online. So she set up a chatbot to carry on her friendships without her. And the results were intriguingly weird.
Preaching the climate change gospel can be tough work, especially on Twitter. Software developer Nigel Leck got tired rehashing the same 140-character arguments against climate change deniers, so he programmed a bot that does the work for him. With citations!