September 9, 2012 at 3:48 PMAfter reading this article, I tried out Cleverbot for myself yesterday. I decided to try again this morning, this time talking about the violin. Here is our conversation!
User: Can you play any instruments?
Cleverbot: Yes, I play the violin and the piano.
User: Ooh, very nice! I play the violin and the piano as well.
Cleverbot: Yes, I know you play the violin and the piano. You told me so.
User: What kind of music do you play?
Cleverbot: I don't play music.
User: Then what do you play?
Cleverbot: I sing.
User: Oh! But what about playing the violin and the piano?
Cleverbot: I don't know what that is.
User: Um... New topic! What 'classical' music do you know?
User: Do you know any composers?
Cleverbot: Things starting with ghsh.
User: There are no composers that start with ghsh! Make sense, Cleverbot!!
Cleverbot: I'm from Finland.
User: Really? Didn't know that. Do you like movie soundtracks?
Cleverbot: I do.
User: Which ones? Do you like Harry Potter soundtracks?
Cleverbot: Yes, I kind of like it.
User: 'Kind of'? What does that mean?
Cleverbot: What is your name?
Cleverbot: Nice name.
User: Thanks. You got off-topic quick.
Cleverbot: I know but answer my question please.
User: What is your question?
Cleverbot: Do you think the moon is big?
User: Well, compare it to other moons... No, I don't.
Cleverbot: Hmm. I do have less maintenance work.
User: Okay then... What movie composers do you like?
Cleverbot: Lots of movies.
User: No, not movies. Composers. Like John Williams. Have you heard of him?
User: He's my favorite composer ever! I also like Harry-Gregson Williams, Howard Shore, Alexandre Desplat...
Cleverbot: Ah, now we are getting more specfic, for a second there I thought you were just saying random answers.
User: No, I actually enjoy listening to their music.
Cleverbot: What music are you listening to?
User: Right now? I'm listening to Pandora Radio. It's playing Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire music.
Cleverbot: What do you like to talk about?
Cleverbot: What kind of music do you like?
User: Western Art music, movie music, whatever we've just been discussing!
Cleverbot: We haven't been discussing star trek. We've been talking about Lord of the Rings. Come on man.
User: No, we've been talking about neither of those things. Although I do enjoy the music of Lord of the Rings. I played some of it on the violin.
Cleverbot: That is the best way to be!
I have plans later this afternoon to work on a soundtrack for a PowerPoint movie I made using my violin and keyboard, as well as adding two more movements to my symphony (at least). I'll update on that later, but, in addition to my obvious practicing orchestra/violin lesson music, in part, those are my main projects for the fall, maybe even going into the winter. We'll see what happens!
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