InspiroBot

A Robot Supposed to Generate Motivational Quotes is Going Completely Sinister

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is intelligence exhibited by machines. It is being used in many spheres of our life and although it hasn’t seeped into our lives completely, it definitely is our future.

With advancements in this field come many disasters as well since this technology is in its infancy. Recently a new online venture by the name of InspiroBot was developed. It is a website that was supposed to automatically generate inspirational and motivational quotes using the principles of artificial intelligence.

According to its makers, it can produce quite unique motivational quotes with a single click by the user. But beware, these quotes are not at all quite what you might have in mind!

The site which is run by a robot generates posters of ‘inspirational’ quotations on a variety of eye-catching backgrounds. You just have to click a button called ‘generate’ and within seconds the page will generate a unique quote for you.

When you open the homepage where this generate button is positioned under a glowing green sphere, much like an eye, that’s when you know you have landed on an unusual site. You are welcomed by these lines:

‘I am an artificial intelligence dedicated to generating unlimited amounts of unique inspirational quotes for the endless enrichment of pointless human existence.’

The green sphere has a remarkable resemblance with Hal 9000, an AI robot featured in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. In the movie, this particular robot turns against its own crew in a spaceship. The InspiroBot is no different, you have been warned!

Once you click the ‘Generate’ button, you can get quotes as bizarre as ‘If you want to get somewhere in life, you have to try to be dead’ or as annoying as ‘Life is short. Get a divorce’!

InspiroBot Quotes
One of the quotes generated by InspiroBot.

The quotes are borderline silly, mostly dark and revolve around stuff related to death. Sometimes they make no sense at all and are utterly ridiculous and sinister. It seems like the bot is just putting phrases together randomly with matching backgrounds. But if you were to take it too seriously and believe in conspiracy theories, this might be one robot going rogue and turning against humanity as we speak! Just kidding.

You can create as many ridiculous quotes as you like. Just keep clicking the generate button and a new quote will appear on the screen each time with a matching background. If you scroll down a bit, you can see that all your posters generated by InspiroBot gather at the bottom of the page, in case you want to download them.

InspiroBot has a Twitter presence and has an Instagram page as well having almost 700 quotes generated so far by the robot. It has almost 9000 followers.

InspiroBot Quotes
Some of the quotes on InspiroBot’s Instagram page are the wrong kind of inspirational!

Most of the quotes the bot generates are plain nonsense and definitely not motivational or inspirational at all. Some of them can even be bad influence urging you to do drugs and smoke. Why the page has so many followers is a mystery. Probably people like stuff that is unusual even if it doesn’t make any sense. Such as this quote generated by InspiroBot gets crazier the more you read it and the more you read into it:

‘People who have the power to lie about tears, have the power to dance around dragons.’

Or ‘Try to make it so that a certain someone gets eaten alive by clowns’!

Whatever happened to good taste and common sense. God save humanity!

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