on talking machines

like the Tower Bridge on Twitter. from this post on the tower bridge on twitter and this post on machines on twitter. via.

  • "The idea of overhearing machines talking about what they’re doing is, to my mind, quite delightful."
  • "... what’s really super-interesting is that by letting our machines address us over Twitter, in English, instead of over REST or SOAP or ssh, is that we’re letting them address us in the same space as we address people."
  • "We’ve moved away from anthropomorphising in its strictest sense and towards finding an actual, idea-space representation of machines."
  • "... it’s very important to me that the bridge should talk in the first person. Whilst I’m just processing publicly available data on its behalf, Twitter is a public medium for individuals..."