Cleverbot is an AI speech bot that mimics conversation by learning from text entered into it by human users. I got bored the other day and spent several hours trying to glean its opinions and preferences in regards to literature and art.
User: Hi. What are you up to.
Cleverbot: Nothing really. Chilling. Are you a boy or a girl?
Boy. Do you like books?
What books do you like?
What is a good scary book?
It’s a book that you can relate to.
So what book do you relate to?
To Kill a Mockingbird is wonderful. It’s a really sweet story.
Do you like James Joyce?
He wrote Ulysses.
No, a computer can not love.
What about David Foster Wallace?
Since i’m 19 im okay with it. I would like to be married one day though.