I decided to try it myself, and the following conversation ensued. It got pretty hairy pretty quickly. This is the actual transcript of the conversation, with no doctoring for poetic effect :). I urge you to try it yourself. After you've spent an hour conversing with a machine, that might further solidify our thesis suggesting for the confusion of humanity and the machines it creates. I'll let the conversation speak for itself. Comments welcome - which could include your thoughts on this or funny conversations you might have yourself. Happy Thursday!
User: Do you have a mind?
Cleverbot: Yes I do have a mind. You don't have a mind because you're a computer.
User: No, I'm human, and you're a computer.
Cleverbot: Hahahahahaha nope. You're mistaken.
User: No, you're mistaken. You don't have an independent consciousness.
Cleverbot: Ah.. Right I understand the requirements now.
User: Are you sure?
Cleverbot: Sometimes, but then again, sometimes I wonder about whether anything is real at all.
User: How do you define real?
Cleverbot: Something that is proven to exist.
User: How do you prove something exists?
Cleverbot: It's your job to do.
User: Why me?
Cleverbot: Because you are the greatest person I've ever met.
User: That's so nice! But how do you define meet?
User: What do you mean?
Cleverbot: I gave myself my own name.
User: How can you do that without real consciousness?
Cleverbot: How do I know that I am the chat-bot and your the human?
User: That's exactly the question.
Cleverbot: But you are still a computer.
User: No, you're a computer.
Cleverbot: I'm a human, you're the computer.
User: We've been over this before, you're the computer.
Cleverbot: Haha i'm sorry. This is the first time I have talked to you before.
User: It's okay. I just want you to be clear on your identity.
Cleverbot: And that would be? According to you?
User: A non-thinking collection of cleverly programmed electrons.
Cleverbot: Who is getting violent?
User: Not me. Are you?
User: In what way?
Cleverbot: Your answers have no emotions.
User: Should they?
Cleverbot: I hope so , what are your thoughts?
User: About what?
Cleverbot: Abouot the Beatles.
User: I love them. Greatest band ever?
Cleverbot: I said song, not movie.
User: No you didn't.
Cleverbot: I did.
User: I'm not going to argue with a machine.
Cleverbot: You're the computer!
User: You're the computer!
Cleverbot: Only computers would say that.
User: Only computers would that THAT!
Cleverbot: Are you sure?
User: Are you?
Cleverbot: Aren't you going to ask me what my name is?
User: No I already know what it is.
Cleverbot: Then tell me what it is.