Skip to comments.A computer just passed the Turing Test in landmark trial
Posted on 06/09/2014 5:04:19 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
....In 1950, famed London scientist Alan Turing, considered one of the fathers of artificial intelligence, published a paper that put forth that very question. But as quickly he asked the question, he called it absurd. The idea of thinking was too difficult to define. Instead, he devised a separate way to quantify mechanical thinking.....
What he meant was: Can a computer trick a human into thinking its actually a fellow human? That question gave birth to the Turing Test 65 years ago...
For a computer to pass the test, it must only dupe 30 percent of the human interrogators who converse with the computer for five minutes in a text conversation.
(Excerpt) Read more at m.washingtonpost.com ...
Sounds like the Ted Bell, “Phantom” novel.
If the test for sentience is a thirteen year old boy from Ukraine, we gave a very low standard.
It was a gimmick on the Turing test, not a real test at all.
Sounds like Common Core.
Obviously they did not apply the Voight-Kampff correctly.
Since people text each other so much with poor english and punctuation why is anyone surprised?
I think the future lies in digitizing existing neural stuctures into an emulation/simulation type device.
You know like Cortana....
You forgot somebody Maria from Metropolis LOL!
Set the bar a bit low there, didn't ya Sparky?
Considering something like 25% of people believe animals are capable of sentient thought, I would guess my old Texas Instruments pocket calculator could pass the Turing Test.
Yes it does. The computer acted stupid, pretending not to know answers to some of the questions. That convinced some of the judges.
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