To play with the online chatbot known as Cleverbot, visit the Cleverbot website, enter a message into the text box and then wait for the bot to respond. In addition, apps are available for users to interact with Cleverbot on a smartphone or tablet.
You can play with the Cleverbot program for free on the website or download it as an app for a small fee. Cleverbot is a web application that can hold conversations with users by analyzing keywords within the user's text to generate a response. Cleverbot launched in 1997 and has become a popular online tool, having held over 150 million conversations with Internet users since its inception. Upwards of 80,000 people are talking with Cleverbot at any given time, as of 2015.
Rather than repeat programmed responses and phrases, as with most online chatbots, Cleverbot learns, stores and deploys many of the phrases typed by users in order to become a more advanced conversationalist. Users can alternately click the Think for Me and Think About It buttons on the main page to pit Cleverbot against itself in conversation. Cleverbot performs well on the Turing test, which is a measure of a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligent behavior.