So this is CleverBot and when I stumbled upon it I thought, “Cool, I like AI” and started a conversation:
User: Are you just another variation on Eliza?
Cleverbot: What do you mean?
User: Eliza is an AI simulation.
Cleverbot: And she named you clever?
User: OK ... So I can already tell you’re just another dumb fucking machine ... Humans just don’t converse in that fashion.
Cleverbot: If love is a neuropsychological condition that can be created with the right kind of environmet then surely it does exist.
User: I don’t care ... Asnwer my question.
Cleverbot: Did you like it when I gave you that kiss?
User: You’re stupid! Even Chavs are smarter than you.
Cleverbot: No you are not. What was the answer then?
User: Answer my qustion first.
Cleverbot: Will you DIRECTLY answer my question if I answer yours?
User: If you give a relevant answer, yes.
Cleverbot: Then what?
User: Then what, what?
Cleverbot: Then what what what?
User: I give up!
Cleverbot: You could just explain.
I can’t deny I was disappointed ... I used to program things like Eliza into my VIC20 and quickly realised the program’s limits and I would have thought that in the 25 or so years since then things would have progressed somewhat. It seems not ... although the language is slightly better that appears to be little more than the database of information backing the system and it, the actual program, is not in any way more able to persuade me that it is intelligent than it was back then.
Are there actually any good AI’s out there we can try?