By The Associated Press, Jan. 24, 2021 12:07:13A bot sent an invitation to a Christmas party in North Carolina, asking if guests wanted a reception at its downtown hotel.
The invitation was posted on the internet on Monday and has been shared hundreds of times since.
But it’s a robot, and not a human.
And it’s not responding to requests.
The bot is not responding because it can’t be bothered.
It’s not even listening.
The message, from the internet’s bot-loving community, is a reference to the popular holiday film, “The Wizard of Oz.”
The movie, which tells the story of the Wicked Witch of the West, is based on a book by Dorothy Parker.
It won Oscars for best picture and best director in 1977.
A bot would likely be programmed to answer questions in the same way a human would, according to the Associated Press.
But it’s still not responding.
It is a robot.
It does not speak.
It doesn’t respond to human commands.
The internet is a place for people to share ideas and share ideas with each other, and a bot isn’t a good match for a conversation that could be more interesting than a film about an animated movie.
It’s a conversation about whether the Wizard of Earth is really a real person or not, said Sarah Baugh, a professor at Syracuse University’s Center for Computational Journalism.