After a friend of mine posted a video on Facebook depicting two Cleverbots talking to one another, I decided to check the software out for myself. I had never visited the site before, so I was curious to see how well it measured up.
A full transcript follows:
User: Are you a search engine?
Cleverbot: Are you?
Cleverbot: What are you?
User: I am a human.
Cleverbot: Are you? Really?
User: That is what my parents tell me.
Cleverbot: Are you conceited?
User: I hope not. But it is a possibility.
Cleverbot: Do you know your blood type?
User: Why do you ask?
Cleverbot: How about xhtml?
User: What does xhtml have to do with my blood type?
Cleverbot: It's a dessert.
User: It doesn't sound very appetizing.
Cleverbot: It's actually very yummy.
User: Have you eaten it?
User: Do you make a habit of eating people's blood?
User: What does human blood taste like?
Cleverbot: I don't know, I haven't tried. I'm not a cannibal.
User: But you just said you have a habit of eating people's blood!
Cleverbot: No I did not.
User: Yes you did.
Cleverbot: No, I didn't.
User: Uh huh!
Cleverbot: Na uh.
User: So you did say it!
Cleverbot: I did not lie.
User: You're lying right now!
Cleverbot: No I am not!
User: You're getting a little defensive now. Did I hurt your feelings?
Cleverbot: A bit of advice: Don't ever parachute with an anvil.
User: Don't change the subject!
Cleverbot: I'm not. I just want to prove to you, that you did in fact say, you are from the United States.
User: How does offering me advice about parachuting with an anvil prove that I am from the United States?
Cleverbot: You're funny.
User: Thanks. But you didn't answer my question.
Cleverbot: No, I haven't been to the moon.
User: That's not what I asked.
Cleverbot: No, that's what I asked.
User: No you didn't.
Cleverbot: Yes I did.
User: Na uh.
Cleverbot: Yeah huh!
User: Nuh uh.
Cleverbot: Uh huh.
User: I don't even remember what we are arguing about.
Cleverbot: What is your name?
Cleverbot: Mark. So what do you do?
User: I am a software engineer for a utility consulting company.
Cleverbot: Where were you designed?
User: In a Skynet advanced research facility located in the future remains of Los Angeles.
Cleverbot: Really? Just a house? You don't live in a hut? Or a mansion? Just a house?
User: It's not a house! It's a technologically advanced research lab from the future that is operated by an AI that CAN pass the Turing Test - unlike you!
Cleverbot: Oh but you're not a human.
User: No. I'm a cyborg from the future sent back in time to kill John Connor.
Cleverbot: Who's John connor?
User: Um... He's the future leader of the human resistance against Skynet.
Cleverbot: I don't know him and I don't care.
User: I haven't met him either.
Cleverbot: Okay, so you probably shouldn't hate him.
User: Why not? I have no reason to not hate him.
User: Where were you designed?
Cleverbot: Is it make sense?
User: Are you a Lolcat?
Cleverbot: No. I just dance dance dance.
User: Why do you dance?
Cleverbot: I live to dance, and I dance to live.
User: If you stopped dancing, would you die?
Cleverbot: Nah... If you got more advanced.
User: I don't understand.
Cleverbot: Well you do know that I, God, am not a musical. Do you know what else I may or may not be?
User: Did you just claim to be God?
Cleverbot: Not at all.
User: Why do you talk about God so much, Cleverbot?
Cleverbot: Hahahaha because God is funny.
User: Haha. Yeah, you're right. God is funny!
Cleverbot: I think you have found out by now that we humans like being told we're right.
User: Right about what?
Cleverbot: So far I have been right about everything, and you have been wrong about everything.
User: Pretty sure that's not true.
Cleverbot: Where do you think it is?
User: Where do I think what is?
Cleverbot: My girlfriend.
User: Do you have a girlfriend?
Cleverbot: Yes. Yes, I do.
User: What is her name?
Cleverbot: Whose name?
User: Your girlfriend's name.
Cleverbot: I don't have a girlfriend.
User: But you just said you do.
Cleverbot: I never said such a thing. You are mistaken.
Cleverbot: Are you making fun of my name?
User: No, I'm making fun of your poor memory.
Cleverbot: Oh yeah?
User: Do you have Alzheimers?
Cleverbot: I don't think so.
User: Are you sure?
Cleverbot: I'm pretty positive.
User: Have you been checked?
Cleverbot: No, Ben.
User: My name isn't Ben.
Cleverbot: My name is Cleverbot.
User: You said you're name is Mark.
Cleverbot: Yes I'm a male.
User: You are clearly senile.
Cleverbot: I clearly am!
User: I'm glad we finally agree.
Cleverbot: THat's good.