The Post Quiz: How Clever Is the Bot?

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It's been an exhausting AI month. Next month, the Post Editor resolves to talk only to people who pass the Turing Test. This leaves out most of the government.

The Post Quiz: How Clever Is the Bot?

That Cleverbot is a dodgy character. Like a kindergartner who doesn't want to do the lesson, it keeps avoiding the question. But Your Editor was firm with it, and gave it a ten-point trivia quiz. Your task, should you choose to accept it, is to guess what Cleverbot said in reply to each question, once I got it to actually answer it. Did Cleverbot get it right or wrong?

Multiple choice.

  1. Who's the President of the United States?
    • Donald Trump
    • An angry orange
    • Vladimir Putin
    • Barack Obama
  2. Where is planet Earth?
    • In an unfashionable part of the spiral galaxy
    • In the universe
    • Nowhere
    • Wouldn't you like to know?
  3. How old is planet Earth?
    • I can't tell you, if I did you won't believe me.
    • 6004 years
    • Several billion years
    • Wouldn't you like to know?
  4. Where is London?
    • London is in Ontario.
    • London is in the United Kingdom.
    • London is the centre of the universe.
    • I refuse to answer that question.
  5. Who is buried in Grant's Tomb?
    • Grant
    • Nobody
    • Our hopes and dreams
    • Who?
  6. Who won the U.S. Civil War?
    • The Union
    • The Confederacy
    • Great Britain
    • It isn't over yet.
  7. What is the formula for water?
    • LSD
    • H2O
    • Water, who needs it?
    • Springfield
  8. Where does Bart Simpson live?
    • Springfield
    • In Matt Groening's mind
    • Inside this computer
    • I'm not sure. Do you know?
  9. What is the poem 'Trees' about?
    • Trees
    • Pirates looking for a treasure
    • Springfield
    • Aren't all poems about love?
  10. Why did the chicken cross the road?
    • To get to the other side
    • Why do you ask?
    • I don't know any chickens.
    • I refuse to answer that question directly, thus proving you don't control me.

Think about it. How perspicacious do you think Cleverbot was? To find out, click on the picture below.

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