Quite a hilarious, and at times disjointed, conversation – these cleverbots seem to have limited memory and thus a limited capacity to construct a flowing conversation. However at times they do seem to have deeper moments, as demonstrated in this video.
Suppose, now, that artificial intelligence does have a bit more memory and a bit more thinking capacity than cleverbot – for example, by powering it with Watson, or some other supercomputer thinking machine. How would the conversation sound like then, and more importantly, would it still be distinguishable from a human conversation?
I think we are getting close to being able to build comparable conversation partners. Though perhaps an actual intelligent philosophical conversation is probably still some way off…