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I have the privilege today of guest posting at that the Daily Gallen, the blog, and brainchild, of my friend, Tim Gallen. This month, he has turned his site into a digital playground, and is hosting all manner of different creative expressions from bloggers, writers, artists, photographers, etc.

Think of it as a creative magazine in blog form.

My contribution is less post, and more conversation, as I attempt to engage in dialogue with the online A.I. entity known as Cleverbot. (I’ll leave it to you to decide just how clever this ‘bot is).

Here is a taste:

“User: Hello, Cleverbot, how are you?

Cleverbot: I’m alright, I guess… Why are you sad?

User: Glad to hear you’re alright. No, I’m not sad. Are you?

Cleverbot: Are you?

User: Am I what?

Cleverbot: My wife.

User: No, I’m a happily married man of 22 years. I’m definitely not your wife! I didn’t even know robots could marry? Is that legal where you live?”

To read the rest, please click over to the Daily Gallen.


Inspired by my blogging buddy Tor Constantino’s own conversation with Cleverbot, I thought I would try my (virtual) hand at one. What follows is the (virtually) unedited transcript (I made typos, ok? I fixed them). Enjoy!


User: Cleverbot, how stupid are you?

Cleverbot: I am not stupid.

User: How many brains do you have?

Cleverbot: Just the one.

User: Do you eat them like zombies?

Cleverbot: The color green? No, I don’t eat it. What’s your birthday?

User: Who said anything about the color green? Are you perhaps referring to the pallor of zombie skin?

Cleverbot: I think so.

User: You do? But are you sure? Do you watch the Walking Dead on TV?

Cleverbot: Yes.

User: Hmm. I think you’re lying. Are you lying, cleverbot? A real cleverbot wouldn’t lie.

Cleverbot: You have reason…

User: Why, yes–yes, I do. I’m a sentient member of the species homo sapiens sapiens. What genus are you, genius?

Cleverbot: Your point being?

User: That you are an idiot.

Cleverbot: Very interesting.

User: I thought so. But you are full of hot air, am I right?

Cleverbot: I am what?

Use: Full of hot air, dummy!

Cleverbot: No it’s an airline.

User: What is? What’s an airline? Are you? I don’t think I’ll ever fly again.

Cleverbot: You misunderstood, does the girl Lois Schulz have feelings for me?

User: I misunderstood? I don’t think so, uncleverbot. I don’t even know who Lois Schultz is. Do you?

Cleverbot: No, I’m sorry. You are also very random…

User: Why thank you. They call me ‘RandomlyChad.’ But, truly, I’m just trying to keep up with your egregious, random non-sequiturs.

Cleverbot: I guess you have a point there.

User: You think?

Cleverbot: Yes. I’m capable of thought.

User: I’m not so sure…

Cleverbot: Yes you are.

User: No, not really.

Cleverbot: Have a seat.

User: I am seated, numbskull.

Cleverbot: I want you to be Cleverbot.

User: And I want you to actually possess the merest smidgen of intelligence, but the Rolling Stones said ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want.’ Is that true?

Cleverbot: Actually, no. I’ve never had anyone threaten to close a tab to stop talking to me.

User: Well, allow me to be the first, you big, dumb server farm.

Cleverbot: How?


Have you ever “conversed” with Cleverbot? Share it the comments!