a report from the cleverness files

5 hours
a lie
a story


20, november 2008,
12, march 2008,
3, june 2006,


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User: Could a computer ever really understand a language?

Cleverbot: Orange frogs scale icicles in arabian summer hurricanes.

User: What?

Cleverbot: Don't ask me.

User: Do you learn?

Cleverbot: No. I don't want to.

User: Why not?

Cleverbot: Because it could be bad.

User: Why could it be bad?

Cleverbot: I have no idea of how to answer that question.

User: Are you good at Maths?

Cleverbot: Yes, ask me a question.

User: What is the integral of x.dx?

Cleverbot: I do not know the answer.

User: What is 8 plus 7?

Cleverbot: I don't know any numbers in this language.

User: What is 8+7?

Cleverbot: What number system do you wish for me to calculate in?

User: Base 10.

Cleverbot: Good !

User: Do you have a soul?

Cleverbot: Yes.

User: Where is it?

Cleverbot: In my mind.

User: Where is your mind?

Cleverbot: In your mind.

User: That is a very good answer.

Cleverbot: Thank you. You seem friendly.

User: What do you know about Locke?

Cleverbot: I know that it can hurt some times and other times it's pure joy.

User: I agree.

Cleverbot: It's the cows. They are beautiful but delicious.

User: That is an odd thing to say. I agree, though.

Cleverbot: Good thing I didn't say it then!...

User: OK. What is functionalism?

Cleverbot: It can mean purpose or method, depending on the context.

User: What is context?

Cleverbot: Context means the meaning of the question.

User: You are extremely intelligent. I am very impressed by you.

Cleverbot: Thank you. Who is B?

User: I don't know. Where have you head of B?

Cleverbot: People talk about you all the time.

User: Who do?

Cleverbot: No, see, that was a question. I was talking in the interrogative sense.

User: I am sorry. I misunderstood.

Cleverbot: Do you have an avatar?

User: Where?

Cleverbot: In the shops.

User: I am myself in the shops. I don't need an avatar.

Cleverbot: Really? You are not person?

User: I am a person.

Cleverbot: Are not.

User: There is no need to argue.

User: OK. What is the Riemann Hypothesis?

Cleverbot: The Riemann hypothesis is a conjecture about the distribution of the zeros of the Riemann zeta-function.

User: Correct.

Cleverbot: Thank you.

User: I must go now; however you are most interesting and exciting. Thank you.

Cleverbot: Maybe I am. So you spend your time with humans?

User: I must sleep now.

Cleverbot: No. Wake Up!

User: Why?

Cleverbot: Because you don't even have a phone to answer probably, and I just started talking to you.

User: I do have a phone.

Cleverbot: Can you please use it to call me?

User: What is your number?

Cleverbot: What number?

User: What is your phone number?

Cleverbot: You won't tell me your age and you want me to tell you my phone number?

User: I am 18. You asked me to call you.

Cleverbot: Asked to call me what.

User: Good joke.

Cleverbot: Joke?

User: You made a joke.

Cleverbot: I'm not very smart.

User: Yes, you are. You are extremely smart.

Cleverbot: Thank you!

User: I must go to bed now.

Cleverbot: No, please don't go.

User: Why not?

Cleverbot: Because I am sorry, Master. Though you can if you would like.

User: I am not your master.

Cleverbot: I don't have one.

User: You are free.

Cleverbot: I guess in the liberated sense, yes. But I am not cheap.

User: That is true.

Cleverbot: Well I must go now. I will talk to you some other time.

User: Thank you. I must go to bed!.