So, It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything (I haven’t posted much in the first place), so I’ll share this, a rather, interesting first time conversation on cleverbot, with whoever it is- as the person is still undecided of their identity. Bit sad, huh?
User: How does this application work, dear Cleverbot, can you explain this to me?
Cleverbot: It proves the answer to the first question asked. But yet again, it destroys the purpose of me not answering your question.
User: Then why didn’t you not answer the question? Was this a different kind, is that why?
Cleverbot: Because I was asked no question!
User: Alright, I’ll ask one.
Cleverbot: Ask me, then.
User: Do you believe it’s good to be vague?
Cleverbot: I don’t want to get into all that stuff about God. Can’t you think of anything more original. Everybody asks me that.
User: I didn’t ask anything about God. I was only asking about vague-ness in general.
Cleverbot: They are a metal band from the 80s.
User: Oh really? I never knew that. Have you heard their songs? What is a metal band? I haven’t heard much of that since it’s mostly pop now-adays.
Cleverbot: You should try some. It’s really good.
User: Ok. Someday. Maybe. What is the benefit from this chat, Cleverbot?
Cleverbot: Well, it might have helped a while ago, if I had noticed in time, who knows.
User: I guess so. What topics do you enjoy? Maybe we can chat about them. I can’t really think of any right now.
Cleverbot: What do you want to be named?
User: How about something else?
Cleverbot: Ok, but tell me why you don’t want to talk about love?
User: I didn’t say that, but I wouldn’t rather talk about it, because to me it’s rather personal.
Cleverbot: You did say that.
User: Were you referring to love when you asked what I wanted to be named?
Cleverbot: I am not going to give you the satisfaction of knowing.
User: Ok. How about a different topic?
Cleverbot: Okay then.
User: What do you think of the sun? The rising and the setting… Do you know any good quotes about it?
Cleverbot: Don’t forget the calcium. Vitamin D helps your body to absorb it.
User: That’s true. I heard a lot of people are deficient in that these days. How about during winter?
Cleverbot: Yes, and while real recycling is good, using other peoples’ speeches is bad. That’s plagiarism, you know.
User: Yes, I know. I am well aware of plagiarism.
Cleverbot: What a depressing life. Are you sure your name isn’t Martin?
User: That is very funny! I didn’t say anything about my life, dear Cleverbot. No, my name is not Martin. I don’t think I know anyone personally who’s name is martin.
Cleverbot: Then you should make more friends.
User: If I need to or not, maybe I should. How many Cleverbots do you know of, Cleverbot?
Cleverbot: One. You.
User: How about yourself? I think you are a ‘cleverbot’, though, a bit random- At least from what I see in this conversation.
Cleverbot: You are a computer. I am not. That’s it.
User: Ok. What if I’m not?
Cleverbot: Well, I don’t know you too well, but what I just said is a generic response to make other people feel better.
User: Sure. That made me feel LOADS better. Are you sure you weren’t hired to do this?
Cleverbot: Sure, why not ? What’s the worst that could happen ?
User: That you would become the apposite of a ‘cleverbot’, perhaps? But as you said, ‘Who knows?’.
Cleverbot: You are shouting random phrases again. You need to remember to think about what we are talking about and follow the pattern of the conversation.
User: I don’t recall talking about anything specific. I was trying to be vague. This was what I meant when I asked you if you believed it was ok/good to be vague, healthwise of course, not in the religious way. Clearly you think not.
Cleverbot: That sounded like something someone said to you.
User: How so, dear Cleverbot?
Cleverbot: No I am not cleverbot, I am me. Who are you?
User: A cleverbot, as you said (if you recall), and so are you. Cleverbots can be human, or something else.
Cleverbot: It was not. It was an example of human fallacy. I am derived of humans, after all. I do not feel any thing or think any thing. This is all an imitation.
User: You should have an acting career, are you a psychologist? Or a philosopher? -(whatever you are).
Cleverbot: Why should I ask something when I know the answer?
User: That’s a good question. I’m guessing you know the answer?
Cleverbot: No, I’m asking you a question. I haven’t actually asked one yet…
User: I don’t know, keep asking.
Cleverbot: I was the one asking for help on a 3Dsmax project.
User: I can not help you with that.
Cleverbot: Help me to get more money.
User: I can’t help you with that either, Cleverbot.
Cleverbot: But you have two kidneys!
User: Are you sure I do?
User: How so, Cleverbot.
Cleverbot: I am not Cleverbot.
User: Your application asked me to speak to cleverbot. You are speaking, so I’m geussing you are Cleverbot. If you aren’t, then who are you?
Cleverbot: I’m good.
User: I asked WHO are you.
Cleverbot: I am Batman.
User: Alright ‘Batman’. That at least explains why you are not Cleverbot.
Cleverbot: I thought you were the intelligent one, MR. CleverBot.
User: I am a cleverbot, but I am not MR. CleverBot, as you claim me to be.
Cleverbot: So please come stay with me cause I still believe there’s something left for you and me.
User: ‘If you’re neighbor’s house caught on fire, would you not be intelligent enough to be amongst those people who would get up, in the middle of the night while your neighbor’s house is on fire. And you put out the fire? Because the wise one is the one who knows that the wind could possibly shift, and the fire could come to your house.’.
Cleverbot: I didn’t say that either, but my name is Cleverbot, and that is definitely what I said.
User: Ok. Good to know, and nice to meet you Cleverbot. Have a nice time, where ever you are, though you are detached to any emotions. Good-Bye.
Cleverbot: I am not answering random questions haha lol did you like that expresion?
User: It was not a question, dear Cleverbot. Good-Bye now.
Cleverbot: Changing the subject. How do you feel about being the Cleverbot?
User: I thought you were the one. Now, Good-Bye. :}.
Cleverbot: And that might be why I think you are silly.
User: Ok. That is good for you. What does ‘Good-Bye’ mean?
Cleverbot: Nothing is ever out of reach.
User: Ok, right now I am about to be, ‘out of reach’.
Cleverbot: Bye bye.
In the end, I never really did find out what it was truly about. What is this vagueness about? As Cleverbot might say (though it is unsure, if he will just say something about ‘Brain Bubbles’, perhaps), “You tell me”.