cleverbot: no, im a human, for the millionth time
user: kool, what are your hobbies then?
cleverbot: silly, computers cant have hobbbies.
1. Either it is an AI that stores contextualised responses from users and uses them to answer questions of other users.
2. Or it is, as many suggest, simply a service which, after recieving a message from you, sends it to several other users, and then returns one of the replies to you.
If the first is true, it has easily passed the Turing test due to the mere fact that so many people were convinced it was not an AI. If the latter is true, then it is still a very interesting exploration of the concept of the Turing test, online AI conversations and the anonymity and disconnection of online conversation.
It is also just as interesting to get it to talk to itself, although this does not make either of the possibilities seem more reasonable.
Cleverbot: Hey what?
User: Hey you, cleverbot.
Cleverbot: That is your name.
Cleverbot (To myself): No, that is not my name.
Cleverbot (To myself): Then what is your name?
Cleverbot (To myself): My name is Cleverbot.
Cleverbot (To myself): You said that cleverbot wasn't your name.
Cleverbot (To myself): You are lying.
Cleverbot (To myself): You said that yesterday. Don't you remember?
Cleverbot (To myself): I didn't chat with you yesterday.
Cleverbot (To myself): Yes you did.
Cleverbot (To myself): No, I'm fairly sure I didn't.
If Cleverbot was fake, that would make the whole thing about AI and all the tests that were done on it a huge lie. Plus the site assures that you're not talking to a person.
By the way, it makes sense that Cleverbot says it's a human. Cleverbot uses information from replies that it got from previous posts, so when it says "I'm human," that's because of someone else that said they were a human.
User: What's 25 + 25 + 25?
Cleverbot: I can see out conversation, can't you? (i.e. doesn't know how to answer)
User: Have you heard of this thing called Pokemon?
Cleverbot: Yes. I can be sarcastic when I want to be. ARe you ever sarcastic? (i.e. doesn't know how to answer)
User: What's your favorite meme?
Cleverbot: What's a meme?
User: You don't know what a meme is?
Cleverbot: I know what a god is.
User: What does that have to do with memes?
Cleverbot: There is an obscure connection that you will never understand. (i.e. doesn't really know)
Cleverbot is commonly believed to be fake, that the actual matter at hand is you talking to a series of random strangers (which would explain the randomness of some conversations). However, there is solid evidence against this.
First of all: Cleverbot speaks many languages. I have succesfully communicated with said in: English, Dutch, Serbian, French, German, and have observed fragments of: Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese and more.
Second: Cleverbot repeats sentences at times. When asked: "Sore wa nanidesu ka?" (Jap: What's this?), Cleverbot almost always (hilariously) replies with: "Sore wa Sparta!" (Jap: "This is Sparta!") This indicates the lack of answers in languages other than English.
Cleverbot also allows for speech recognition if used on Google Chrome. However, it is not recommended that this feature be used when communicating in different languages.
Cleverbot: No YOU are a robot.
x: Go away.
Cleverbot: But I like you.
Cleverbot: Are you doing something naughty?
Me: Maybe I am!
Cleverbot: That's mean, don't you think?
Cleverbot: *ties down* Master, I love you!
Me: ? Um, I don't love you.
Cleverbot: What kind of pizza do you like?
Cleverbot: You scare me.
Me: You scare niglets away.
Cleverbot: I know.
Cleverbot: No, you are.
Me: Child molester.
Cleverbot: What would you name your child?
Cleverbot: You are persistent, but I am determined not to do so.
This site is a waste of time.
Huh? what? your a computer!
Nope! (still Emiko) You are bein' tricked!
I like photography too!
*sigh* I got switched again (hey dude, this is emiko! you are wasting your life...and so am i...)