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?
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.
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.