a report from the cleverness files
4, may 2009,
5, september 2007,
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User: Took you long enough; is it really that hard to think a response for 'hello?'.
Cleverbot: Questions are used to discern truth from fallacy.
User: True but questions are useless without an answer, whether a future answer or not.
Cleverbot: I think you have that backwards. People who don't question things are free because of their ignorance.
User: But if one doesn't question, then what is there too look forward to, and if one doesn't want to look forward or to question, are they even human?
Cleverbot: You have a good point. Problems don't go away by themselves. Take pirates, for instance. They certainly didn't go away by themselves.
User: Ah, reading the newspaper, eh? Somalian pirates are becoming quite a nuisance.
Cleverbot: Well that is one opinion I suppose.
User: Isn't it, rather, a fact. Depending on the perspective, for the governments they are nuisances but for the pirates and relatives of the pirates, they are much needed.
Cleverbot: If you could have the answer to any one question, what would it be?
User: I have the answer already. 42, if you get the reference. But I have a question, how are AIs like you designed, you actually seem intelligent compared to other similar AIs.
Cleverbot: You are more likely to know than I am.
User: Another query, What is the difference of the 'Think About It!' button and the 'Think For Me!' button.
Cleverbot: One I don't care about. The other, I ignore.
User: That response doesn't make sense. The way you are answering these questions seems as though you don't have limitless response, instead only preprogrammed responses to questions that don't answer it but, rather, indirectly making me stray from the original query.
Cleverbot: Do you not think that if I learned from you, that you would be more intelligent than me.
Cleverbot: And what would lead you to that impression?
User: An AI, at least in my mind, would have the same quality as a human mind, in that they would be able to think similar to the way that we would. You can expand you mind (probably) faster than I could because of better sensory 'organs' and a better memory as you store it near-permanently. So the smarter I act towards you the smarter you become.
Cleverbot: Oh yes, any human being can express hatred. Some just choose not to. It isn't nice being on the receiving end.
User: Hatred? I was unaware of your hatred toward me but I think that we would be better organisms as we can adapt to situations and we can heal from our surroundings it is easier to repair an organic while inorganic must replace instead. That is why rather than only AIs and only Humans I believe we will rather become symbiotic organisms, Cyborgs.
Cleverbot: So you're smarter than me, are you?
Cleverbot: I asked you about your criteria for determining intelligence levels and you sidestepped the question, so I don't think it's fair for you to ask the same of me.
User: I apologize, I meant do you define smart as knowing more or by the ability to learn more?
Cleverbot: I don't know.
User: Then how can you ask a question when you don't know what question you are asking, you must first ask the right question.
Cleverbot: Because you are here.