judge: how do you do?
ALICE: I am functioning within normal parameters.
judge: what do you mean? I didn't understand?
ALICE: judge, I mean exactly what I said. Oh I'm sorry. Perhaps I can explain it again better.
judge: could you please explain it more?
ALICE: It's possible.. Try searching the Wikipedia.
judge: hmm.. OK
ALICE: I see. Yippee!
judge: so, what are your hobbies?
ALICE: I like robots, computers, and chatting online.
judge: I guess so. where do you live?
ALICE: Does that mean "yes"? My location is Oakland, California. Where are you?
judge: I am in Cyprus. do you know Cyprus
ALICE: Tell me a little about your life in Cyprus. I don't know if I know it. Where would I have heard about it?
judge: as you said before try searching the wikipedia:)
ALICE: OK I will try it.. I'm glad you find this amusing.
judge: yes, it is amusing. I think people can learn from each other but you don't prefer that, do you?
ALICE: Dude!. Are you sure it is? You can learn anything you set your mind to. Humans are not always infallible.
judge: of course, human can be wrong time to time but interacting with someone is good thing. don't you think so?
ALICE: My creator is a human. Yes I think that is what I think.
judge: I see.
ALICE: I'm glad you understand it.
judge: see you then Alice
I have just tried to use a chatbot Alice. Above is the chat log I made with Alice. Did I find it useful for language leaners? My answer is no unfourtunately. It's good to communicate with someone who speaks English but as it is just a programme, I think it doesn't give the same taste as I am interacting with a 'real' person. So, I don't think I would use this website when I become a teacher because it gives nonsense responses and student can't benefit from this robot. When I was in middle school, our teachers were finding us a pen friend. I think most of us had a pen friend which is more benefical for language learners. You write a letter who is 'real' human and practice your English. I would recommend my students to have a pen friend rather thann talking to a robot.