A Short Film Co-Written by a Robot

February 5, 2013 | Andy Cush

To test just how clever Cleverbot really is, director Chris R. Wilson created a short film, co-written by the celebrated artificial intelligence platform and acted out by real humans. According to Wilson, he’d set up scenes for Cleverbot, then allow it to fill in the characters’ dialogue. The resulting film is as zany as should be expected for such an undertaking, with ridiculous character names surreal one-liners, and a surprising number of pop culture references. The best lines involve Will Smith and a reference to a Geto Boys song. If you’d like to see how the sausage was made, Wilson put the entire Cleverbot transcript on Youtube.