Watch two chatbots try to fall in love for Valentine's Day

CNET | 2/12/2019 | Aloysius Low
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Virtual love is in the air right now, and I don't know what to make of it.

Two chatbots are making small talk with the aim of falling in love just in time for Valentine's Day. One is called Sol, an entertainment bot based on the Microsoft Bot Framework, and the other is Num, a science bot developed on Amazon Lex.

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The chatbots are currently on display at Singapore's The Arts House @ Old Parliament. The exhibition is a joint effort from Unilever's Closeup Toothpaste brand and creative agency MullenLowe Singapore. It's streaming 24 hours a day and will run until both bots fall in love.

But how do you define love between chatbots? I spoke to Sergey Mastobaev, an associate creative director at MullenLowe, who told me what to keep an eye out for. When the chatbots start using closer words and asking about each other, we'll know there's a spark there. If we're lucky, they may even mention the L word.

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Mastobaev expects both chatbots to fall in...
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