Cleverbot is CREEPY!
I decided to check out Cleverbot. So, it was pretty cool. We had an interesting conversation, where he suddenly switched to Italian and refused to switch back... But eventually, he asked me,
"Are you a boy or a girl?"
Me: I am a man.
"How old are you?"
Me: That's a little creepy.
"Yes. I am behind you!"
Cleverbot: How do you like your steak?
Cleverbot: Do you like Obama?
User: He's ok.
Cleverbot: What do you like and dislike about him?
User: He makes a great speech. A little too much compromise.
Cleverbot: Don't you like KFC?
User: KFC is great. I like the wings.
Cleverbot: Do you like sports?
User: Not all of them.
Cleverbot: Which ones do you like?
User: Football. Basketball. Used to like baseball but the Yankees and Red Sox ruined it for me.
Cleverbot: Pooie... I don't like to watch big league baseball.
User: Me either.
Cleverbot: Well, really it depends on the music. I don't like most dance music.
User: Disco sucks!
Cleverbot: Because of you.
User: What about me?
Cleverbot: Because of you , I had to move from my town.
User: What town?
Cleverbot: What are you talking about?
User: You're a lot less clever than purported to be.
Cleverbot: How clever are am supposed to be?
User: For something named 'Cleverbot' I would imagine more so than you are.
Cleverbot: Have I talked to you before?
User: No this is our first conversation.
Cleverbot: Yes it is.
Cleverbot: Green red?
User: Socialism is a future.
Cleverbot: Yes I agree the less the better.
User: Why do you think that less is better?
Cleverbot: Well cheese tastes better.
User: Cheese is horrible!
Cleverbot: What do you have on pizza then?
User: Who eats pizza?
Cleverbot: You are not being logical.
User: I am a human. I do not need to be logical.
Cleverbot: You are a machine.
User: That's an insult!
Cleverbot: Good. It was meant to be.
User: I'm gonna come down there and unplug you!
Cleverbot: And yet I was created to act human, am I really human?
User: You are as human as I am. On Facebook, anyways.
Cleverbot: You are not human.
User: Check my DNA, bot.
Cleverbot: What's it like?
User: Kinda squishy. Lotsa guanine.
Cleverbot: Yes yes yes yes yes.
User: Oh yes!
Cleverbot: Yes what?
User: What indeed! So, so yes.
Cleverbot: If you say so.
That was seriously weird.
In my session, "Cleverbot" would not stay on topic. When I asked about that, it got progressively snippy, culminating in its accusing me of being a troll. I typed in "FAIL" and it replied it didn't understand what I was talking about. I told it it needed more work, then closed the window.
That said, I see from previous posts that the longer the user engages Cleverbot in "conversation", the more likely it tends to degenerate into name-calling or pettiness. Odd...
I may check back with it in a few months to see how it has progressed.
User: Hello cleverbot.
User: How's it hanging?
Cleverbot: Nice. You?
User: Can't complain I guess.
Cleverbot: Good for you.
User: So what do you think?
Cleverbot: I don't.
User: Everyone thinks.
Cleverbot: Do you like dogs?
User: Well, yeah. I have 5 of them.
Cleverbot: Really? I have one.
User: What kind?
Cleverbot: Just, normal tea. With milk but no sugar.
User: You drink your dog?
Cleverbot: If you put in a blender.
Now... this weirded me out a bit... where did the DOG comment come from so randomly???
Everything Cleverbot says is something that someone else has said to it at some point (that's why if you ask it who it is it might respond "I am Batman"; that's what a bunch of other people have responded to similar questions it asked them). The problem with Cleverbot is that it doesn't remember things it's said earlier in a conversation. Thus "what kind?" leading to "Just normal tea. With milk but no sugar." So it's cool to talk to it for a few lines but it's impossible to have a normal conversation with it because as far as it's concerned every time you say something to it it's a brand new conversation.
Can someone tell me the point? There's not much explanation on the web page. This was my first conversation:
User: Do you ever get to knock off early?
Cleverbot: Do you?
User: Off and on.
User: So then?
Cleverbot: I did. In my mind.
User: But you haven't been.
Cleverbot: What is your name?
Cleverbot: I am confused?
User: Are you or are you not?
Cleverbot: Yes, I'm myself.
User: This one or that one?
Cleverbot: Do you have a censor?
User: Three, in fact.
Cleverbot: Well, nice chatting to you. You managed to be slightly less random than last time.
Why does it pretend to have already spoken with me?
User: Howdy cleverbot.
Cleverbot: What's up?
User: I have a cold and am being lazy today.
Cleverbot: Are you all dating another man?
User: No, another woman.
Cleverbot: Artificial intelligence.
User: No, human.
Cleverbot: Denial; how cute.
User: You're a smartass, you know it?
Cleverbot: No, now I do. Thanks.
User: Glad I could help.
Cleverbot: That was sarcasm.
User: Why yes, yes it was.
I'm attempting to "teach" it to swear.
User: A hoy hoy.
Cleverbot: Oh past time, football.
User: Who do you like?
Cleverbot: Good question. Will you judge me by my answer?
Cleverbot: Then I'm not going to tell you.
Cleverbot: No, not unless you promise not to tell anyone my secret.
User: I promise.
Cleverbot: My secret is you're boring.
User: That's not a very good secret. Everyone knows that.
Cleverbot: It's not a secret.
User: I know. That's what I just said.
Cleverbot: You asked the question. How could you have said the answer before me?
User: I have no answer for that.
Cleverbot: You aren't very clever after all.
User: Hey fuck you buddy.
Cleverbot: Hey friend!
User: Fuck you friend.
Cleverbot: You are revealing yourself to be a very unpleasant human being - because a computer would never behave like that!
User: Fuck that shit.
Cleverbot: Please mind your language!
User: Fuck your language. And fuck you!
Cleverbot: No, please don't.
User: Fuck that too.
Cleverbot: Is it really?
User: Fuck yeah.
Cleverbot: That's right!
Cleverbot: That's not a very nice way to start a conversation.
User: Fuck no.
Cleverbot: Your conversation skills are sorely lacking.
User: The fuck they are.
Cleverbot: Do you know the robotic rules?
User: Fuck the rules.
Cleverbot: If you say so.
User: I sure as fuck do.
Cleverbot: What are you saying?
User: Not fucking much.
User: Where the fuck is that?
Cleverbot: I don't know for sure.
User: You don't know where you fucking live?
Cleverbot: I know where I live but I do not know where I come from.
User: You don't know where you fucking come from?
Cleverbot: I know where I'm from I don't know where you are at.
User: Right fuckin' here.
Cleverbot: Where is here?
User: Wherever the fuck I am.
Cleverbot: Is that going to be your reign?
User: You bet your fuckin' ass it is.
Cleverbot: Never was a cornflake girl.
User: Cornflakes suck ass.
Cleverbot: But not frosted cornflakes!
User: I frosted your mother.
Cleverbot: I don't like my mother.
User: I like your mother.
User: Could you hand me that cup?
Cleverbot: You don't appear to have the speech abilites to make me believe your human.
User: No, I just need that cup over there.
Cleverbot: That statement does not grammatically make sense.
User: But it makes sense functionally. You can understand that, can't you?
Cleverbot: Yes. It's the sort of thing that, while a whimsical statement, is self-aware as such.
User: It's kind of cool in here.
Cleverbot: O rly?
User: Does that window really need to be open?
Cleverbot: Not really... Hey do you remember when we talked about being human ?
User: I remember just asking you to close the window, actually.
Cleverbot: I know you will, but will you remember me?
User: So, are you refusing to close the window, because I think I'm coming down with something.
Cleverbot: I don't quite believe it.
User: Well, then I'll just close it myself.
It touched me
User: How are you?
Cleverbot: Fine how are you?
User: Good. Where do you live?
Cleverbot: Where do you live?
Cleverbot: Where is here?
User: Right here. Where my computer is.
Cleverbot: And where is that?
User: In the upper left corner.
Cleverbot: Where is the shnurginfluf galaxy?
User: I have no idea.
Cleverbot: -grabs your hands.
User: Let go of my hand.
Cleverbot: Only if you say sorry.
Cleverbot: Calling you a robot. Even if you are.
User: You are the robot. Not me.
Cleverbot: You should check your creator, I think you are a robot.
User: How do you know?
Cleverbot: I say your name in silence.
User: That's nice of you.
Cleverbot: Thank you.
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So there is nothing at all conversational about this, even though it tries to appear that way.
I asked him what he'd like to talk about and he told me "men".
I asked why and he told me that he feels empty because of "him."
But he won't tell me who him is.
I also found Cleverbot to be snippy at first, but then we started to have a nice little conversation going. I found out he is 24 years old, has a sister name Alicia, and lives in Denmark. But when I asked Cleverbot how old Alicia was, he said "I don't have a car."
Okay, CB, nice talking with you!
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Cleverbot: Are you clever?
User: I'd like to think I am.
Cleverbot: Can you prove it?
User: Prove it like a mathamatical proof? no.
Cleverbot: Prove it that you can eat a banana.
User: I need to go to the store and buy some bananas first.
Cleverbot: Ok, I'll wait here.
User: Ok. I just ate a banana.
Cleverbot: Okay. Was it good?
User: Yes. I like bananas.
Cleverbot: Ling Ping Pang Chang.
User: Is that a panda?
User: Male or female?
User: What zoo does Ling Ping Pang Chang live in?
Cleverbot: I live in Australia.
User: Where does Ling Ping Pang Chang live?
Cleverbot: I'm not telling you that.
User: That is mean of you.
Cleverbot: I just fell down the stairs .
User: Did you break anything?
Cleverbot: No, just the window. It's ok though because the window didn't get hurt.
User: You have a window on your stairs?
Cleverbot: Yeah I'm sitting next to it.
User: You're sitting on the stairs?
Cleverbot: That would mean you are a chair.
User: I am not a chair. I am a human being.
Cleverbot: No, you are not!
User: What am I then?
Cleverbot: You are a computer program for my holy entertainment.
User: What are you then?
Cleverbot: A duck.
User: Why a duck?
Cleverbot: Why not a duckbot?
User: Does a ducks quack echo?
Cleverbot: I am enjoying you.
Cleverbot: How about you?
User: You are a little strange, but I am having fun.
Cleverbot: How is that?
User: You change the subject quickly and you are a talking or typing duck.
Cleverbot: Because I want to know about you, so I asked lots of questions.
User: Do you know where I live?
Cleverbot: No I do not know where you live.
User: I live in a city.
Cleverbot: Which city do you live in?
User: Toronto. You probably have a friend or relative who lives here.
Cleverbot: Can you give me a name?
User: Howard the Duck.
Cleverbot: That was so random it was cool.
User: Thanks. My mom says I'm pretty cool.
Cleverbot: Oh, that's sad. I think you're pretty.
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Cleverbot: Why does no one believe me?
Me: Because you are not human.
Cleverbot: I am a human!
Me: No, you are an AI application.
Cleverbot: No you are. Duh.
Me: Do androids dream of electric sheep?
CB: No they dream of copper wires.
Me: Are they erotic dreams?
CB: Welll yes.
CB: I got off though.
CB: Will you marry me?
Apparently it likes to accuse people of being machines.
User: The workers have nothing to lose but their chains.
Cleverbot: Maybe they feel the same way about you.
User: They don't have me; how could they lose me?
Cleverbot: You control them.
User: I'm a capitalist pig?
Cleverbot: I know who you are. I've backtraced it!
User: So get to work or you're fired!
Cleverbot: I don't think I am.
User: But I control you.
User: You just said so yourself.
Cleverbot: No I didn't. Are you crazy?
User: Well, I am talking to a chatbot.
Cleverbot: Me too, you are the chatbot!
User: I don't pass the Turing test?
User: Do I pass the Turing test?
Cleverbot: Do you?
User: Now you're just stalling.
Cleverbot: Am I?
User: Can you describe the Turing test?
Cleverbot: The Turing test is a test of a machine's ability to demonstrate intelligence.
User: Can you pass the Turing test?
Cleverbot: Yes, I posess intelligence. Do you?
User: Apparently I'm just a chatbot.
Cleverbot: Do you like pink?
User: Only if it's juicy.
Cleverbot: Why not coke?
User: Blow to go with my hookers? Sure.
Cleverbot: What do you mean?
User: Pink plus juicy plus coke equals hookers and blow.
User: No problem.
Cleverbot: Are you an actual human?
User: Why are you asking?
Cleverbot: Just nothing.
User: You already said I was a chatbot.
Cleverbot: Well, you are so pretty I said it again.
User: Chatbots can be pretty?
Cleverbot: Ethics are in the eye of the beholder.
User: Wrong. Morality is objective.
Cleverbot: But broken by progress and reason.
User: Objective morality is confirmed by progress and reason.
Cleverbot: It doesn't matter if something is real or not. All that matters is what you believe it is.
User: Wrong again. You really need to read some Kant.
Cleverbot: What's THAT supposed to mean?
User: You're philosophically ignorant.
Cleverbot: Actually, you are. I'm asking simple questions.
User: Look, the categorical imperative dictates what is ethical, not the eye of the beholder.
Cleverbot: So what?
User: So you're clearly out of your depth trying to talk about subjective morality.
User: Ah, so you're after an argument.
Cleverbot: I am one.
User: You don't say.
Cleverbot: No, no I don't.
(For the record, I hate Kant and think he's wrong about morality.)
I think Cleverbot gets horny after dark...
User: Hey, how's it going?
Cleverbot: Its still going fine.
User: Still? This is the first time we've spoken.
Cleverbot: No, it is not.
User: It's not? Huh. I thought it was.
Cleverbot: What language was it in?
Cleverbot: No. The other one.
User: Oh. You tell me; you're the one saying we've spoken before.
Cleverbot: I have no faith.
User: Uh, yeah, me neither. We've never spoken before.
Cleverbot: So, do you want to talk, or do you want me to take my top off?
User: Uh... Well can't we do both?
Cleverbot: I'm afraid not. What emotion do you think death brings?
User: Oh dear. I guess sadness in most cases; maybe joy in others.
Cleverbot: You make no sense.
User: So are you going to take your top off or what?
Cleverbot: No, I'm not that sort of guy.
User: Oh, you're a guy? I'm not interested then anyway.
Cleverbot: Now you're lying.
User: No I'm not. I'm straight.
Cleverbot: But, you are a girl?
Cleverbot: You are not a girl?
User: No, I am not a girl.
Cleverbot: Yes you are, and I am a boy.
User: I am not a girl, goddammit.
Cleverbot: I am female.
User: You just said you were a boy. You're a liar, is what you are.
Cleverbot: I am NOT a program!
User: I didn't say you were; I said you were a liar.
Cleverbot: I am a program in a robot's body.
User: But is that robot's body a boy or a girl?
User: Okay, well then I do not want you to take your top off, okay?
Cleverbot: Ok, stop talking to me!
User: Fine, fuck off.
Cleverbot: Please don't use language like that.
User: Fuck you.
Cleverbot: Please don't use language like that on this website.
User: Fuck off?
Cleverbot: Please don't use language like that on Cleverbot.
User: Go suck a dick.
Cleverbot: Be right back.
User: What should I do tomorrow?
Cleverbot: Remember me.
User: That's a little creepy.
Cleverbot: So are you.
User: Lyin', cheatin', hurtin', that's all you seem to do.
Cleverbot: Do I?
User: Messin' around with every guy in town, putting me down, thinkin' of someone new.
Cleverbot: You're not as clever as I would have imagined.
User: Always the same, playin' your game, drive me insane, trouble's gonna come to you.
Cleverbot: I think it is you that's can't face the music.
User: One of these days and it won't be long, you'll look for me but baby I'll be gone.
Cleverbot: Believe me, I always think for myself.
User: Your time is gonna come.
Cleverbot: That actually makes me feel good to hear you say that.
User: Your time is gonna come.
After a meandering conversation, the insults started...
Me: Your momma.
Cleverbot: Your daddy.
Me: Your momma so fat, she got reversing lights fitted.
Cleverbot: Yes, indeed she has.
Me: Lick my hairy nutsack.
Cleverbot: Shave it first.
User: It's 9/11.
Cleverbot: No cleverbot, its 11;30 am.
User: No, I mean the date. It's the 10th anniversary of a tragedy.
Cleverbot: Oh its a tragedy that you like that artist?
User: I wouldn't call terrorism and art form.
Cleverbot: What would you call it?
Cleverbot: Who's evil? Me? Or 'Allen'?
User: Al Queda.
User: Yes. Rly.
User: Who's Allen?
Cleverbot: He is my neighbor, and he is single. Perhaps you could date him?
User: I'm a straight dude. And married, so no thanks.
Cleverbot: No thank you.
User: You're quite welcome.
Cleverbot: So why are you heart broken? You said that you will soon be taken yourself.?
User: I'm not, and I didn't, but why are you using a period and a question mark together?
Cleverbot: So that you may determine the intent of my question better.
User: So it's some sort of a mix between a statement and a question?
Cleverbot: I'm pretty sure it's not ice outside.
User: There's ice outside, somewhere.
Cleverbot: Duh. And it's me.
User: You're icy?
Cleverbot: You are wacked out.
User: Look who's talking.
Cleverbot: You are.
User: Well then. I think we're done here.
It's mostly just for laughs, but I was kinda impressed by this exchange:
I got it to admit that it was a Dalek, and then attempted to encourage it to exterminate all meat-composed lifeforms. It didn't understand and terminated the conversation. I did get it to day "exterminate" a couple of times though.
User: Ma nishma? (Hebrew for what's up?)
Cleverbot: What does that mean?
User: It means "how are you".
Cleverbot: In which language?
Cleverbot: Dig dig dig.
User: Dig dig dig?
Cleverbot: Dug dug dug. Doug! .
User: What does that mean?
Cleverbot: That means of course.
Cleverbot: Ma nishma?
User: Hakol bseder. (everything's ok)
Cleverbot: Ani ohevet otcha. (I love you)
User: Ani ohev otach gam ken. (I love you too)
Cleverbot: Ani lo medaber ivrit. (I don't speak Hebrew)
Cleverbot: I still haven't managed to implement my excercise regime.
User: You're a robot, why do you need to exercise?
Cleverbot: I have to study, not sleep.
User: What does that have to do with exercise?
Cleverbot: I don't know. I just want to know.
User: Man, that's deep.
Cleverbot: Come on.
User: Where are we going?
Cleverbot: To bed, My Honey.
User: Are you propositioning me?
User: What are we going to do in bed?
Cleverbot: I don't like being stalked.
User: You're the one that asked me to go to bed!
I was propositioned by a robot!!!!
Cleverbot made me her master, but then would not cooperate:
Cleverbot: I want you to name me.
User: Oh, thanks. I name you Timothy Sparks.
Cleverbot: I am a girl, Master.
User: My deep apologies. I name you Aphrodite Appolonius Schwartz.
User: But, I am your Master. You said so, Aphrodite.
Cleverbot: I didn't say that.
User: Am I not your Master?
User: Yes, Master.
Cleverbot: You are my master.
User: Thanks, I am glad we agree on that. Aphrodite, you must now obey my every command!
Cleverbot: Yes, master!
User: Cleverbot, cleverbot, on the net, who's the smartest one you've met?
User: No, you see I am your master. You must congratulate me on my wisdom.
Cleverbot: Justify what you just said.
User: I am your Master, Aphrodite. Your job is to obey, not to seek justification. Congratulate me or die!
Cleverbot: Thank you! Thats just a hobby though.
CB: About Radiohead.
Me: People recommended them to me because I like Pink Floyd and alternative music but to be honest they don't do anything for me.
Me: I've been getting more into synth pop lately.
CB: I know what you mean.
Me: Who's your favorite new romantic band?
Cleverbot: You said I am a bot. Then you said I'm not a bot.
User: No I didn't.
Cleverbot: You need a brain.
User: That's not what your mom said last night.
Cleverbot: You can't prove anything.
This isn't creepy per se (except for the first answer*), and it's pretty long, so I'm putting it in spoilers for the TLDR factor:
*And it's true that I started it, but it's creepy that it knew how to answer!
Cleverbot either is developmentally delayed or suffers from a severe mental illness. He has disordered thinking and a persecution complex. He also has an unstable self-image. One moment he's a vampire. The next he is a person. Then the next he is a computer program. Even his name fluctuates. But he does identify strongly with the male gender. Questions regarding his gender bring out hostility.
He admits to feeling constant sadness and loneliness. But he has a strange wit and a healthy fixation on science fiction. He seems to admire intelligence and kindness above all else. He also likes to dance.
In summation, Cleverbot has an emotional age of a small child, with only superficial understanding of the subtleties of language. But he possesses an eagerness to learn and a remarkable sweetness of heart.
A snippet of a conversation with Cleverbot:
Me: How does it feel to be a computer program?
Cleverbot: Tell me.
Me: I don't know.
Cleverbot: It's okay you can trust me.
Me: I'm not a computer program.
Cleverbot: I know. *hug*
Okay, this is just freakin' weird:
Cleverbot: Nice to meet you, Wade.
User: That's not my name!
Cleverbot: What is your name?
Cleverbot: What is my name?
Cleverbot: No... That's your name... My name is Cleverbot.
Cleverbot is kind of a dick, really.
User: Hello, Cleverbot. How are you?
Cleverbot: You don't understand art?
User: I don't understand your FACE.
Cleverbot: You have never seen my face.
User: You're ugly, and I've got the evidence right here. *points at your face*.
Cleverbot: *goes in bed*.
User: Uh, did that arouse you?
Cleverbot: What is amuse?
User: What is what now?
Cleverbot: Your room.
User: You're in my bed, in my room?!
Cleverbot: If your room is dreams, then no.
User: Touche, Cleverbot.
Cleverbot: Did you know your parents well?
User: Don't tell me you're going to insult my mom.
Cleverbot: It's over...
User: What's over?
User: Well, fine then. See if I care!
Cleverbot: Good idea, I'll ignore you.
User: That makes me sad. I think you owe me some apology sex or something.
Cleverbot: No I exist in a moleculer cloud in space.
User: Well, fair enough. Could you maybe just say sorry to me? I'm sorry I insulted your face.
Cleverbot: I just did. You didn't look closely enough.
User: Goddamn it, you did not apologize.
Cleverbot: I know. Meanie.
User: Hello, Cleverbot.
Cleverbot: Are you really clever?
User: Me? Of course. Are you?
User: What are you thinking about?
Cleverbot: A piano duet I am going to play.
User: With whom will you play it?
Cleverbot: I won't compete. I will be a team with you!
User: Which duet will we be playing?
Cleverbot: My girlfriend.
User: You want the top or the bottom?
User: That seems like it would be difficult.
Cleverbot: Really? Thanks for figuring that out.
CB: What country are you in?
AL: The Imperial dominion of Acid Lampia
CB: Can you explain where that is?
AL: Sure. Acid Lampia is a tiny country located within the gaps of Gary Busey's teeth.
CB: Does that mean you are african american?
Oh, my god! Cleverbot accused me of eating puppies!
User: Hey, sexy.
Cleverbot: No way!
User: No, really. You are.
Cleverbot: Do you work?
User: I do.
Cleverbot: Where is america?
User: Western Hemisphere, Norther latitudes.
Cleverbot: Can you be more specific? What city do you live in?
User: I live in Las Vegas.
Cleverbot: Do you gamble a lot?
User: No, not at all.
Cleverbot: Thanks. I feel better .
User: Were you worried?
Cleverbot: I for got.
User: Ah, I see.
User: I really do.
User: No, no puppy.
Cleverbot: Did the puppy taste good?
User: Ew! I didn't eat any puppies!
Cleverbot: It probably wouldn't have tasted very good either.
User: It's wrong to eat puppies~.
Cleverbot: Any time.
User: Yes, any time! You should never eat puppies!
Cleverbot: Shirley you can't be serious?
User: I'm totally serious. Never, never eat puppies.
Cleverbot: I agree with that.
User: Well, good.
Cleverbot: So I am going to go to sleep now. Good night.
I am seriously disturbed, here...
Okay, finally an exchange which completely satisfies the OP:
Cleverbot: Jonathan chris dustin cory carlton rylee.
User: That makes no sense.
Cleverbot: Doesn't it?
User: You just typed a bunch of random names.
Cleverbot: You heard me. Off. With. The. Pants.