The Online Date That's Too Good to be True

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Single and looking for love, Dr Robert Epstein found himself chatting with a slim, attractive brunette online. She seemed perfect... perhaps even too good to be true.

Dr Epstein is an expert on artificial conversation - so surely he'd be the last person to fall for a computer? Chatbots fool us more often than we think... especially when they replicate our very worst conversational habits.

To read more on this topic try Brian Christian’s “The Most Human Human”. For a full list of sources go to timharford.com.

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