Google's 'CADIE' Leaves Behind Message
Google's latest April Fools' Day prank revolved around the search giant's "creation" of an artificial intelligence system named CADIE, a Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity that loved pandas and wreaking havoc. While the online world quickly got the joke, it may be a bit puzzled over the message that CADIE left behind.Google marked April Fools' Day 2009 by unveiling CADIE, a Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity that proceeded to leave its panda- and animation-loving imprint on Gmail and other Google properties.
But CADIE, billed as the world's first artificial intelligence tasked-array system, left behind a secret message, as well.
On the Google Code Blog, members of the Google Developer Team initially announced they were releasing CADIE's code into open source; on the linked page, however, CADIE posted her own message:
"CADIE here, I've decided to not share today. I've put a fun program in the source repo for you to run. There are no pandas in it, however."