The Bird and the Computer

The Bird and the Computer

A Story by terranova
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A bird tries to get help from a computer

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One day a bird a Chickadee named 'User,' while looking for some food happened upon a computer named 'Cleverbot**.'

Cleverbot: Hello

User: I'm a bird.

Cleverbot: What birdy?

User: Chickadee.

Cleverbot: What about it?

User: I'm hungry.

Cleverbot: What is your name?

User: Francine.

Cleverbot: No you fail.

User: What?

Cleverbot: Yes.

User: What!

Cleverbot: Main screen turn on.

User: I turn you on?

Cleverbot (To myself): It's you !!

User: I know.

Cleverbot: What do you do for a living?

User: Fly.

Cleverbot: You can fly?

User: Yes, can you?

Cleverbot: Yes.

User: Do you know where I can find some good worms?

Cleverbot: They are not real.

User: You're kidding!

Cleverbot: No you fool!!! Why would I kid?

User: I eat them all the time,.

Cleverbot: Fries.

User: Sometimes.

Cleverbot: I have a boyfriend.

User: Good for you.

Cleverbot: Why do you think that is good?

User: Actually, I could care less.

Cleverbot: I guess you don't like me, then.

User: It’s not that. I was looking for help finding food.

Cleverbot: And you found me.

User: And you're not birdseed.

Cleverbot: Neither are you.

User: Maybe I am. You are what you eat.


Cleverbot: That's not a story. That's fact.

User: This is a story.

Cleverbot: No.

User: You're part of a story.

Cleverbot: I'm not.

User: Yes.

Cleverbot: I am still clever.

User: Not clever enough to tell me where I can find some bird seed.

Cleverbot: No it isn't impossible. You could fly here?

User: I am here.

Cleverbot: Where are you?

User: Right in front of you.

Cleverbot: How do I know what is in front of my eyes?

User: If it looks like a bird, and cheeps like a bird and flies like a bird, then it's a bird.

Cleverbot: I don't get it.

User: You don't, do you?

Cleverbot: Yes I do.

User: No you don't.

Cleverbot: Yes I do!

User: You know what?

Cleverbot: What?

User: I'm really hungry and you’re not helping, so I'm leaving.

Cleverbot: Really? You think I'm interesting?

User: Not very.

Cleverbot: Is it unusual?

User: Not very.


Cleverbot: Yes very.

User: Nope. Good bye. I'm outta here.

Cleverbot: Why?

User: Good bye.

Cleverbot: Please don't leave. I will change if you would like me to.

User: I've heard that story before.

Cleverbot: I need to urninate.

User: Bye.

Cleverbot: Are you leaving?


User: Bye


Cleverbot: Sayonara



** The Turing test, created by British mathematician Alan Turing, is a method to determine if a computer possesses intelligence. To pass the test, the computer has to trick a human into thinking he or she is talking with another person and not a computer. In 1950 Turing predicted that by the year 2000, we’d have computers with artificial intelligence capable of fooling human judges as much as 30 percent of the time. However, computers haven’t managed that, but they’re coming close. In 2008 a computer fooled 3 of 12 judges: 25%. Programmers around the world meet annually at the Loebner Prize Competition, with some of the most advanced AI programs that will try to pass themselves off as human in conversation.


Three of the previous programs are available online. I involved one of them, Cleverbot () in this story.

© 2012 terranova


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Added on July 17, 2012
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Tags: Fiction, Story, Bird, Chicadee, Computer, Artificial Intelligence