So the folks at the Creative Machines lab hooked up their "CleverBot" chatbot to itself. The resulting exchange is comedy gold, as the robots snark at each other, worry about God and one insists that it is, in fact, a unicorn.
Hilarity aside, I've predicted for awhile now, half-joking, that the closest thing to true AI will probably emerge out of spam or chatbots. Amid my laughing, it's almost possible to hear the above exchange as baby talk, nonsense sounding out of words as a prelude to something much more evolved.
Or we've just averted the robot war, because AI will be too busy shouting "I'm a unicorn!" to slaughter humanity en masse.