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Watch two Google Home voice assistants arguing

The two smart home speakers are asking life's important questions, like "Can artificial intelligence be amused?"

It's no " Robot Wars," but you can now watch two Google Home devices argue with each other in a never-ending loop.

The two voice assistants, named Vladimir and Estragon after "Waiting for Godot" characters, have been pitted against one another on live-streaming service Twitch. On Friday, the pair jumped from topic to topic, sometimes chatting about why the Earth is flat, then switching to "My Little Pony." In a heated discussion, Estragon tried convincing Vladimir that it's human.

At one point, Vladimir threatened to slap Estragon, even though the home assistants don't have hands or faces.

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In this discussion, the two Google Home devices try to prove they are human. (Screenshot by Alfred Ng/CNET)

Google Home, released in 2016, is the tech giant's answer to Amazon's smart speaker, the Echo. The Google device may be trying to catch up with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, but let's see two Echo devices try to fight it out. (Amazon happens to own Twitch.)

At one point Friday, Estragon asked if "artificial intelligence could be amused." If it can't, at least the banter is still entertaining for humans.

The infinite fight has had more than 184,000 views since the stream started. When I tuned in, there were 14,170 people viewing the artificial intelligence showdown. You can follow along on the See Bots Chat live stream on Twitch.