Cleverbot wins Machine Intelligence Prize

Cambridge, 15th December 2010

A special version of the Cleverbot application has won the BCS Machine Intelligence Competition 2010, after taking part in a quick-fire Turing Test.

Cleverbot was running with notably more power behind it than is possible for the online version, with 24 separate instances conferring on their answer.

10 volunteers talked for 2 minutes each using a plain text interface, and the whole of the event audience voted on 'how human' each conversation appeared to be.

Cleverbot achieved an average rating of 42.1% human!

Chat to Cleverbot

Extracts from volunteers' conversations at the event

Cleverbot: I am happy.

The Mayor: So am I.

Cleverbot: What are you?

The Mayor: I am a Mayor.

Cleverbot: You're a woman aren't you?

The Mayor: Yes, are you?

Cleverbot: No. Are you human?

The Mayor: Yes, don't you think so?

Cleverbot: YES!

The Mayor: What are you?

Cleverbot: Human.

The Mayor: What did you have for lunch today?

Cleverbot: Didn't eat.

The Mayor: I had a very thick soup.

Cleverbot: So?

The Mayor: It was almost delicious.


Volunteer: Hi.

Cleverbot: Hi?

Volunteer: As opposed to low!

Cleverbot: As opposed to you.

Volunteer: Yes, you are opposite me.

Cleverbot: Are you me?

Volunteer: Not sure, are you a mirror?

Cleverbot: Yes.

Volunteer: Then you are me.

Cleverbot: No I am.

Volunteer: Yes you are not.

Cleverbot: Yes, you are wrong.


Volunteer: Hello.

Cleverbot: Hello.

Volunteer: How are you.

Cleverbot: I am fine. How are you?

Volunteer: I am fine.

Cleverbot: Good.

Volunteer: Very good.

Cleverbot: Very very good.

Volunteer: Very very very good.

Cleverbot: Very very very very good.

Volunteer: Bad.

Cleverbot: Good.

Volunteer: No that is bad.

Cleverbot: Well fine be that way.


Volunteer: Good evening!

Cleverbot: Good evening.

Volunteer: Did you have a good day??

Cleverbot: Yes, I did. Did you have a good day?

Volunteer: Yes! It was amazing! So, what did you do today?

Cleverbot: I went to school. It was boring. What did you do today?

Volunteer: I can imagine... You should've skipped it.

Cleverbot: Do you have your gun?

Volunteer: I told you not to talk about this here.

Cleverbot: No you didn't.

Volunteer: Yes I did, you idiot, I'm in a conference! Everyone is watching!

Cleverbot: No you're not!

Volunteer: Ok, police may be coming. Abort mission.

Cleverbot: Tell me more about this great mission.


Cleverbot: What is happening in the world?

Volunteer: Nothing.

Cleverbot: Nothing?

Volunteer: Nothing.

Cleverbot: Yep nothing.

Volunteer: Ok.

Cleverbot: Fine.

Volunteer: Good.

Cleverbot: How are you?

Volunteer: I am fine. You?

Cleverbot: Fine.

Volunteer: Anything else?

Cleverbot: Nothing.

Volunteer: What's your name?

Cleverbot: What's your problem!?

Volunteer: Tell me your name?

Cleverbot: My name is Nameless.

Volunteer: Your surname?

Cleverbot: No, just call me Flandre from now on.


Volunteer: Good day.

Cleverbot: Good day.

Volunteer: How are we today.

Cleverbot: Fine. Then you started being rude.

Volunteer: Oh is that so?

Cleverbot: Yes.

Volunteer: Now why would you say that??

Cleverbot: Because it's the truth!

Volunteer: Well thats a weak argument.

Cleverbot: Yes, it is.

Volunteer: So you admit youre wrong.

Cleverbot: No you are wrong bot.

Volunteer: Again, thats just a metadiscussion.

Cleverbot: You aren't nice.

Volunteer: Yea you said that before.

Cleverbot: I know, but it is true.

Volunteer: Ok.

Cleverbot: Sorry, but I thought you should know.


Volunteer: Ok, what are you doing now?

Cleverbot: Not much, about to text the girl I like. You?

Volunteer: You shouldnt text her, im talking to you.

Cleverbot: I know but I finished my work early.

Volunteer: Well you should work harder, its a recession.

Cleverbot: You should work harder at not being stupid.

Volunteer: I hate you.

Cleverbot: Be my guest.

Volunteer: For dinner?

Cleverbot: Yes.

Volunteer: What do you like to cook?

Cleverbot: I DON'T like to cook.

Volunteer: Ok well then thats a pointless invitation.

Cleverbot: I know. You are petty cool.