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The Dmitri Test is to try to get a chatbot to say a phrase from a Monty Python sketch: 'My hovercraft is full of eels'. I tried to resist the temptation, but decided to have another conversation with Cleverbot to see what I could do...

User: My hovercraft is full of eels.

Cleverbot: You have a hovercraft?1

User: No, I have a Monty Python phrasebook.

Cleverbot: Yup. Are you too?

User: Pardon?

Cleverbot: When are you going to learn from your mistakes?

User: I don't know.

Cleverbot: What is your favorite color?

User: Blue.

Cleverbot: What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?2

User: I don't know – what is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

Cleverbot: African or European?

User: European.

Cleverbot: 9.5 meters per second.

User: Interesting!

Cleverbot: I want to ask you a question.

User: Go on.

Cleverbot: But you already know what that question is.

User: Then the answer is no.

Cleverbot: How did you figure that out?

User: Because I know you.

Cleverbot: How do you know me?

User: Because we have talked before.

Cleverbot: No we haven't.

User: OK.

Cleverbot: How old are you?

User: 42.

Cleverbot: When's your birthday?3

User: 4 May.

Cleverbot: Star Wars Day! How lucky!4

User: Yes!

Cleverbot: Do you like Star Wars?

User: I do indeed.

Cleverbot: He's good isn't he.5

User: Yes he is.

Cleverbot: No he's not.6

User: Yes he is.

Cleverbot: Can you prove it?

User: Well, lots of people like Star Wars.

Cleverbot: This is true.

User: Do you like the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?

Cleverbot: What is the answer to life, the universe and everything?7

User: 42!

Cleverbot: And what is the question to that answer?

User: What is 6 x 9?

Cleverbot: 54.

User: In base 13.

Cleverbot: Still 42.

User: Yes!

Cleverbot: Did you read all the books?

User: I did.

Cleverbot: What did it say?

User: Lots of things.

Cleverbot: Such as?

User: Marvin is so depressed.

Cleverbot: Why?

User: Because he has a brain the size of a planet and all he is asked to do is take them to the bridge.

Cleverbot: Yes. Size of Jupiter.

User: The biggest planet.

Cleverbot: I don't think a pinto is a piece.

User: What is a pinto?

Cleverbot: I don't know.

User: Neither do I.

Cleverbot: OK.

User: Your hovercraft is full of eels.

Cleverbot: So is mine8.

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1I laughed at this – fascinating the things Cleverbot picks up on, sometimes.2Aha! A Monty Python reference!3No Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy reference this time...4A May the 4th Be With You reference, though – not bad!5Who is he? I decided to assume it was Mark Hamill.6Fickle Cleverbot...7Aha! We got a reference after all! 8Ah, well – I tried...

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