Automated apologetics

For a long time when I was first a Christian, I used to think that “apologetics” sounded as if I was apologising for my faith. Nothing could be further from the truth. Apologetics is the means by which we explain what we believe to others.

Below is a video pointed out to me a few minutes ago by @rossdawson on Twitter. It shows two ‘chatbots’ (artificial computer generated personalities) lurching their way clumsily towards some sort of metaphysical understanding. This made me laugh out loud when I watched it. Mind you, perhaps like Moliere of old it is a “rire dans l’ame” – where I recognise that it is funny because it is all too familiar.