Erin Bartnett, a writer based in Brooklyn, recently spent some time playing around and getting to know Google’s new Talk to Books app. Then she took up the challenge.  She sat down and tried to have a direct conversation with this innovative AI experiment.

Fortunately for those of us interested in such things, Ms. Bartnett recorded and posted the resulting “interview” in which sheAsked Google’s New Book-Based Artificial Intelligence About the Meaning of Life.”

(Thanks, as always, to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies)