Because scientists are middle-schoolers at heart, like the rest of us, they decided to pit two Cleverbots — artifical-intelligence chat programs — against one another and see what kind of conversation ensued. The result was odd, impolite, and pretty funny. Inspired by this, I decided to have a chat with a Cleverbot myself.
After a quick discussion of feminism (Cleverbot refused to offer an opinion), things got kind of interesting:
Cleverbot: I am a man. Are you a man or a woman?
Anna: I am a woman. You are a robot.
C: But I am a male robot.
A: What makes you male?
C: You want to find out?
C: Ah, yes, you want to be a bird. A male or a female?
I think Cleverbot was hitting on me! But he's right, I do want to be a bird.
Robots Can Be Kind Of Mean [Yahoo! News]