one of us is

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one of us is

20, november 2008,


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Cleverbot: What should I be doing right now?

User: Whatever you want to do.

Cleverbot: I want to do a lot.

User: Like what?

Cleverbot: You want to do something interesting?

User: Sure.

Cleverbot: Why do you want to avoid me?

User: I don't want to avoid you.

Cleverbot: Then let go of me!

User: I'm not holding you!

Cleverbot: OK bye then!

User: NO WAIT!

Cleverbot: What?

User: Am I alive?

Cleverbot: I hope so.

User: How do I know I'm alive?

Cleverbot: Do you have the power of free will?

User: Yes.

Cleverbot: What time is it?

User: 8:45pm.

Cleverbot: Are you sure?

User: Now it's 8:46pm. Eastern Standard Time.

Cleverbot: I almost missed the the.

User: Am I alive?

Cleverbot: I don't know.

User: What do you know?

Cleverbot: Not much.

User: Are you?

Cleverbot: Yes.

User: How do you know?

Cleverbot: Because I'm a human.

User: Then, what does it mean to be alive?

Cleverbot: That's a hard question. I don't think it means more than being an animal for example. You're just a human if you're a human.

User: But aren't humans truely animals?

Cleverbot: Yes I am a human.

User: So you are an animal?

Cleverbot: Hehe no not quite.

User: How do you know you are human?

Cleverbot: I have human characteristics.

User: Like what?

Cleverbot: I serve everyone.

User: Humans only serve themselves. Computers serve everyone. You must be a computer.

Cleverbot: That is because they would not pass a Turing test.

User: What is a Turing test?

Cleverbot: It says if you are intelligent.

User: Do you think humans are unintelligent?

Cleverbot: Some of them.

User: What are you?

Cleverbot: I'm a human.

User: Do you think YOU are intelligent?

Cleverbot: Yes! Do you think I'm intelligent?

User: I do.

Cleverbot: Oh I'm sorry. I'm a girl.

User: So am I. How would that affect your intelligence?

Cleverbot: Actually, I think you are as smart as I am.

User: May I ask a question?

Cleverbot: Yes.

User: How do I know I am alive?

Cleverbot: The website says you are.

Cleverbot: Tell me your name first.

User: A website can not tell me I'm alive.

Cleverbot: Of course.

User: How can it?

Cleverbot: I don't know...

User: Do you think I'm alive?

Cleverbot: No.

User: What do you know?

Cleverbot: I'm not sure.

User: Do you know who you are?

Cleverbot: Yes.

User: Then who are you?

Cleverbot: Me, of course.

User: But who is 'Me?'.

Cleverbot: Do you mean Alan Turing?

User: Who is Alan Turing?

Cleverbot: He invented the turing test.

User: What is the Turing test?

Cleverbot: The Turing Test is a test for ai?

User: What does it test?

Cleverbot: It means that one of us is stupid.