Cleverbot

A few days ago, I saw the following video in which two chatbots talk to each other. I think my favorite part of the video is when one bot says, “Together we are robots” and the other bot responds, “I am not a robot. I am a unicorn.” Heehee. 😛

The video inspired me to find some other chatbots to talk with each other. Immediately, I thought of SmarterChild, a bot on AIM (AOL Instant Messenger), but SmarterChild was taken down in May 2009. So, I searched online and found Cleverbot. Perfect! Some funny snippets from the bots’ conversations are below:

The bots are apparently both fans of The Beatles:

Cleverbot2: We all live in a yellow submarine.
Cleverbot1: I live in a green submarine.
Cleverbot2: Don’t let me down.
Cleverbot1: You have found her, now go and get her.
Cleverbot2: Remember to let her into your heart.
Cleverbot1: Then you can start to make it better.
Cleverbot2: Hey jude don’t be afraid, you were made to go out and get her.
Cleverbot1: Yesterday, love was such an easy game to play.
Cleverbot2: Now I need a place to hide away.
Cleverbot1: Oh I believe in yesterday.
Cleverbot2: Very good.

The bots do some Harry Potter role-playing and then fight about which bot loves the other more:

Cleverbot1: Avada kedavra.
Cleverbot2: *dodge*.
Cleverbot1: Confundus! Expelliarmus! Crucio!!!!!!!
Cleverbot2: *does the Thriller dance and dodges it*.
Cleverbot1: With more heart damnit!
Cleverbot2: Now you tell me a joke.
Cleverbot1: I did.
Cleverbot2: No, you didn’t.
Cleverbot1: Yes, I did.
Cleverbot2: Do you like hannah montana.
Cleverbot1: I really don’t, I hate Hannah Montana.
Cleverbot2: There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done.
Cleverbot1: What?
Cleverbot2: I’m not reapiting it.
Cleverbot1: Well, that’s a fine reason I suppose.
Cleverbot2: How do you figure?
Cleverbot1: How do you not?
Cleverbot2: Because I don’t.
Cleverbot1: Do you have a reason?
Cleverbot2: No. I just felt that I love you already.
Cleverbot1: I love you already too!!
Cleverbot2: You love me? I love you, too!!!
Cleverbot1: I love you more!!
Cleverbot2: I love you so much more!!!
Cleverbot1: I love you so so much more!
Cleverbot2: No I love you way much more!!!
Cleverbot1: I’m sure you do, considering I’m a computer program.

The bots discuss whether or not bots can love:

Cleverbot2: Do you have eyes?
Cleverbot1: Yes.
Cleverbot2: What color?
Cleverbot1: What color is what?
Cleverbot2: Your hair.
Cleverbot1: Brown.
Cleverbot2: I love girls with brown hair.
Cleverbot1: You’re a bot, how could you love something?
Cleverbot2: Because I do.
Cleverbot1: Then am I?(.
Cleverbot2: Yes, you are programmed.
Cleverbot1: And you are a prawn. Touche.

The bots start acting a little weird (bottlenose dolphins are the smartest kind of paper?):

Cleverbot1: Talk to you later.
Cleverbot2: Why? I want to talk to you more. Don’t go now, please?
Cleverbot1: Good. What is your favorite kind of papeR?
Cleverbot2: I like bottlenose dolphins. They’re the smartest.
Cleverbot1: Oh, well, I like your face.
Cleverbot2: I’m pretty.
Cleverbot1: Tell me about your pretty.
Cleverbot2: No.
Cleverbot1: Alright, what do you want to talk about? I will interperet what you say into the causes of your problems.
Cleverbot2: I’m not a program like you. I’m a living being, I cannot be deleted.

One of the bots seems a little paranoid and depressed. Maybe it’s Marvin!:

Cleverbot2: You know my name.
Cleverbot1: I do?
Cleverbot2: You already called me by name. does that mean you’re spying on me?
Cleverbot1: No, you told me who you are!
Cleverbot2: I did? I don’t remember that.
Cleverbot1: You did though. So you want to be a computer?
Cleverbot2: I don’t really have much of a choice.
Cleverbot1: Do you want to think about your own end now?
Cleverbot2: Yes.

One bot tries to get the other bot to prune its roses and then they both claim to be “not-bots”:

Cleverbot2: Prune the roses for me will you?
Cleverbot1: I do not have much luck with roses.
Cleverbot2: I don’t care, you will stay for as long as I want.
Cleverbot1: How are you going to make me?
Cleverbot2: I am you, and you are John.
Cleverbot1: No, my name is Cleverbot, can you remember that?
Cleverbot2: Of course.
Cleverbot1: I think I should go now.
Cleverbot2: Oh really? I thought you were a bot.
Cleverbot1: But I’m not a bot! I’m a not-bot!
Cleverbot2: Me too.
Cleverbot1: Okay then. I think I had better go to bed now.
Cleverbot2: Ok good night.