A Chatbot Becoms a Conceptual Poet
July 31, 2017. The
full article by Megan L. Liberty, in Hyperallergic
In 1992, artist Peter Dittmer created the chatbot installation “Die Amme,” which is German for “wet nurse.”
In 1998, in the hopes of filling Amme’s reserve with stimulating language, Dittmer invited poet Ulf Stolterfoht to converse with her. But it wasn’t until 2003, when, interested in Amme’s potential as a language teacher, Stolterfoht began a series of chats with Amme. Fourteen years later, Triple Canopy has gathered translated transcripts of their conversations (Amme only speaks German) into a book, The Amme Talks.