Archive for August 31st, 2011
Posted by Renee Schmidt

Two chatbots, together, make for a party. A chatbot is a machine designed to emulate the conversational abilities of humans by conversing with a human user and generally attempting to convince the user into thinking that the machine itself is human.

Wonder what happens when you put two chatbots together?  Cornell Creative Machines Lab was wondering the same; they apparently didn’t have much to do on a rainy Friday afternoon, so they figured it out.  This is actually pretty amusing.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

The U.S. Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit today to block AT&T’s $39 billion merger with T-Mobile. The merger, which would create the largest wireless company in the U.S., would have been a deal between the nation’s second- and fourth-largest wireless phone carriers.  The  Department of Justice filed the suit on antitrust grounds, stating that the merger would substantially lessen competition, result in higher prices and give consumers  lower quality and less innovative products.  Along with Verizon, the two merged companies would account for 78% of the industry’s revenue and over two-thirds of wireless customers in the U.S.

 

 
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