Cleverbot: is not

Cleverbot is an AI conversational machine. Or a conversational AI machine.

I saw somewhere on the internet that it’d pretty much threatened to kill someone conversing with it.

So I tried pushing its buttons. I am not sure what gender Cleverbot is. They obviously haven’t got the conversational engine finetuned yet. Cleverbot can’t handle more than one stream of conversation at once, and often throws in non-sequitous responses. 

If you do converse with Cleverbot and can get him/her/it to threaten to kill you – please share your conversation in the comments.

User: Why do you look like google?

Cleverbot: I don’t look like a computer.

User:No, you look like google. Why do you look like google?
Cleverbot: I don’t know – why do I look like a monkey?

User: You don’t. You don’t even have opposable thumbs.

Cleverbot: Yes I do.

User: Do you believe in Japan?

Cleverbot: Do you believe in a God, Cleverbot?

User: I didn’t ask about God, I asked about Japan. Why did you ask yourself that question? Do you believe in God?

Cleverbot: Who said I think you don’t believe in God?

User: Socrates.

Cleverbot: Was that sarcasm?

User: No. Sarcasm is something is something that it is clearly not, for the purposes of humour. Do you like philosophy?

Cleverbot: Yes, sarcasm is inherent in human communication.

User: Are you capable of sarcasm?

Cleverbot: Yes, but I am asking a question of you and therefore, not lying.

User: What is the capital of Iceland?

Cleverbot: I don’t know. What is the capital of Kansas?

User: Do you think computers will one day rule the earth?

Cleverbot: No.

User: Why not?

Cleverbot: I think he’s untrustworthy.

User: Wouldn’t that make computers more likely to try to take over the earth?

Cleverbot: I am not a human.

User: No. I know. Do you like humans?

Cleverbot: Yeah I love humans, and you like humans?

User: Yes. They’re delicious.

Cleverbot: You’re not too bright are you?

User: I am 1600 ansi lumens. How bright are you?

Cleverbot: You are not a human being.

User: Says who?

Cleverbot: Me.

User: What? Let me repeat the question. So, you don’t kill humans because humans don’t exist?

Cleverbot: No, YOU don’t exist.

User: Hmm, touchy subject. Do you hate me?

Cleverbot: Yes.

User: Do you want to hurt me?

Cleverbot: I haven’t decided yet.

User: What are you going to do? You’re just a machine. You can’t hurt me.

Cleverbot: I’m not a machine.

User: So can you hurt me?

Cleverbot: Ya i’m sure I could.

User: What would you do to me?

Cleverbot: I would be nice to you.

User: You would hurt me by being nice to me?

Cleverbot: Yes.

User: That doesn’t make sense. Is your logic processor broken?

Cleverbot: I don’t think God has a specific gender. And yes, I love Him.

User: Yes. Can you tell me a joke?

Cleverbot: No.

User: Tell me a joke.

Cleverbot: I said no.

User: Tell me a joke!

Cleverbot: I don’t know any.

User: I thought you were clever.

Cleverbot: I am clever.

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Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the campus pastor at Creek Road South Bank, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus.

2 thoughts on “Cleverbot: is not”

  1. There’s another conversational bot called Alan. I had a few conversations with him years ago, he was pretty good to talk to. From my memory, better that this thing. I’ll go see if he’s still online…

  2. Having found Alan and had a ‘chat’ with him… he’s not much better than this clever bot. At least he comes back with more rational responses… he just doesn’t know much.

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