Herzog and Žižek become AI bots trapped in endless conversation

Italian artist and computer programmer Giacomo Miceli launched The Infinite Conversation website, which is an artificial intelligence conversation between AI versions of the German director Werner Herzog and Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek.

  • ARSTECHNICA – Upon visiting the site—which is unaffiliated with either person—you’ll see AI-generated charcoal portraits of the two men in profile. Between them, a transcript of AI-generated text is highlighted in yellow as AI-generated voices simulating those of Herzog or Žižek read through it. The conversation goes back and forth between them, complete with distinct accents, and you can skip between each segment by clicking the arrows beneath the portraits.
  • BOINGBOINGThe Infinite Conversation is an endless, generative conversation between Werner Herzog and Slavoj Žižek. It is brain candy for anyone sick of listening to the endless, degenerative conversations between everyone on Twitter.
  • LITHUB – Though “new segments can be generated at a faster speed than what it takes to listen to them,” exchanges are uploaded daily to the site, and so long as there is electricity and internet, this conversation may well continue far past the existence of the human race.