Cautionary Tales 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”.

The Host

Tim Harford

Tim Harford’s long-running column in the Financial Times, “The Undercover Economist,” reveals the economic ideas behind everyday experiences. His first book, The Undercover Economist, was published in 30 languages and sold…