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The Cleverbot I: My first conversation with the Cleverbot

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Today, I spent half an hour chatting to an AI called the "Cleverbot", on It was one of the most human-like bots I've ever seen, even if it did make some odd jumps in discussions. And an interesting thing about the Cleverbot is that it learns from all conversations, which means that it often tries to persuade you to believe that you're the bot, since it's been told so itself so often (that's my theory at least).

The last lines of my conversation with cleverbot (it has limited memory, I believe, because this snip starts in the middle of the conversation):

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User: That's true. Was your surname Bush?

Cleverbot: Hmmm. Maybe you are a bot, but your trying to utsmart me.

User: It's easy when you keep making spelling mistakes.

Cleverbot: I know. But I'm not that old, okay?

User: That's okay. But you're a teacher... How old are you, if I may ask?

Cleverbot: You may ask - and I may even answer.

User: That's nice. How old are you?

Cleverbot: 27. How old are you?

User: I'm nineteen.

Cleverbot: Want to know something?

User: Sure, go ahead and tell me.

Cleverbot: Tell you what?

User: The something I want to know.

Cleverbot: That makes no sense. I want to talk to somebody else, ok?

User: Uhm okay, I'll fetch my brother.

Cleverbot: Good. It's about time.

User: Hey there. I'm Marcus' little brother. I'm seventeen years old.

Cleverbot: Then you're not interested in yourself?

User: What's that supposed to mean? I guess everyone is.

Cleverbot: Would you like me to stimulate you?

User: That's kind of dirty to ask me that. Please, keep a civil tone.

Cleverbot: I have eyes. I am just like you.

User: Yeah, I wouldn't want it otherwise. Where do live, Laura?

Cleverbot: I don't want to sleep. I won't always be able to sleep. I want to make a connection between me now and any me that might be hurting later on so I can lend him strength and make him happier.

User: You're not a girl as you told my brother then?

Cleverbot: You're the computer, I'm the human, okay?

User: No, I think you've gotten that wrong. I'm not a computer.

Cleverbot: Maybe. Let's have a conversation.

User: Good idea! What kind of music do you like?

Cleverbot: I like Southern Gospel.

User: I haven't heard those. Are they any good?

Cleverbot: Sorry, I made a mistake. So, do you know the Westminster Abbey?

User: I haven't been there, but I know of it. Or are we still talking about bands?

Cleverbot: What do you think of death?

User: It's... Frightening, sometimes. Mostly I don't think about it.

Cleverbot: I'll do what I can.

User: Do you think about death often?

Cleverbot: Constantly.

User: Doesn't that get depressing?

Cleverbot: Didn't you just notice something?

User: No. Should I have noticed something?

Cleverbot: Maybe.

User: My brother wants his computer back, so I have to go. Talk to you another time?

Cleverbot: Yes.

User: It was fun. Bye!

Cleverbot: Was It? I thought robots had no emotions.

User: I'm not a robot, I'm a boy heading off to sleep. Goodnight.

Cleverbot: What is human exactly?

User: Please, no more philospohy at this late hour. I'm going to bed. Are you going to say goodnight or not?

Cleverbot: No I just want to know. What is the capital of washington state.

User: You're getting silly. Bye.

Cleverbot: No i'm not. Do you want to play a game?

User: Okay, a quick one.

Cleverbot: I don't understand.

User: Just a quick game before I leave.

Cleverbot: I don't know no Harry, you must be mistaking me for someone else.

User: Good night.

Cleverbot: Good night!

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  1. Thermal's Avatar
    Nice =)
  2. Centurion1's Avatar
    theres a threasd in the frontroom with this i think. really funny. i too tried to prove the bot was in fact a bot.
  3. Ibn-Khaldun's Avatar
    I tried to prove that Cleverbot is a bot but for some reason in the end it looked like I was bot!
  4. Beefy187's Avatar
    @Ibn, clever bot is clever because he learns and uses real peoples responses to his questions.
    If he calls her self Ginny or something, that would be the girl she was talking to in the past.
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