Talking to Artificial Intelligence; A conversation breakdown.
I have recently met a few people that were unsure what to say to an artificial mind. They had apparently felt the concept of making conversation with a computer was still a bit out of the ordinary. After giving this some thought, I could hardly blame them. A lot of the time people don't even really know what to say to each other let alone to a construct of conversational intelligence.
Most talking or chatting bots are referred to as chatterbots or chat bots. These chatterbots are quite literally designed to interact like human beings. In many cases they are designed to seem to be human on a scale capable of fooling real people.
Case in point, you don't need to know what to talk about really or what to say to engage a bot in conversation, you should be able to hold a conversation with a chatterbot much the same way you would with a little sister or brother. Chances are, the bot will be under developed in one area or another and that needs to be taken in stride the same way as with a real person.