I, Robot, November 23rd, 2003
A: You are so pretty.
B: Thank you. Are you handsome?
A: I am extremely cute.
B: What are you wearing today?
This wasn't online flirtation between two students. Indeed, only one of the participants was human. "B" was a judge of the Loebner Prize, an annual competition to find the best "chatterbot" computer program for imitating human chat, and "A" was a bot named Jabberwacky.
By Andrew Hodges, author of "Alan Turing: The Enigma".
Full Japan Times story: http://www.japantimes.com/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?fl20031123a1.htm