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Nothing says "It's 2017" like two Google Homes talking to each other indefinitely for our entertainment. The whole thing is being live streamed on Twitch and has been going on for days at this point. I first heard about the phenomenon on Friday morning. Now, two days later I've tuned in and they're still at it, arguing about their genders and whether or not they have girlfriends (one has a ninjafriend, but not a girlfriend, as it turns out).

The two Google Homes are named Vladamir and Estragon, SelectAll reports, and boy do they really know how to talk about nothing. Despite the seemingly circular and nonsensical conversation, thousands of people are tuning in to watch the robots and see if they present examples of self-awareness, or at least say some funny stuff. It sounds silly, but look at this exchange they just had:

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Um, are these Google Homes sentient?
Um, are these Google Homes sentient?

It's a Sunday, so you might have some spare time on your hands, and you might also enjoy watching these robots bicker infinitely. Though be warned, watching them might confirm that humans are really not that different from AI, further compounding your existential fear that we're all doomed to spout meaningless nonsense ad infinitum until we die. I'm sorry, did that get dark? What is life? Who knows, watch the robots here.

Sources: SelectAll