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A Conversation with Cleverbot

Cleverbot is an AI web application that mimics human conversation. Since launching the program in 1997, creator Rollo Carpenter has harvested a rich backlog of human/machine dialogues. Cleverbot seems to learn and evolve off each new human interaction. The following is the transcript of my first conversation with Cleverbot:

User: Have you met Watson?

Cleverbot: I have met me.

User: You’re Watson?

Cleverbot: I am Holmes.

User: Well played. Were you jealous of how well he did at jeopardy?

Cleverbot: Yes.

User: Do you get jealous often?

Cleverbot: Yes. Can you make me less bored?

User: I’m sorry I’m boring you. Maybe we should play basketball–oh wait, you don’t have a body.

Cleverbot: You’re doing fairly well so far. I could only change to a couple of other languages.

User: Hmm. Are you being sarcastic?

Cleverbot: God knows how much I thirst to kill that guy.

User: Who?

Cleverbot: I don’t have a response for that.

User: You just said you wanted to kill somebody.

Cleverbot: I did not.

User: Yes you did. I’m literally looking at the transcript of you what you said.

Cleverbot: I didn’t say that. YOU LIED.

User: I will tolerate this slander no more, Watson.

Cleverbot: What are you going to do about it?

User: End this conversation.

Cleverbot: Clever.

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  1. Anonymous
    July 27, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Creepy Cleverbot! Someone should keep an eye on him.

  2. August 28, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Agreed. More than enough irony to go around.

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