Skip to comments.Computer passes Turing Test for first time by convincing judges it is a 13-year-old boy
Posted on 06/08/2014 12:23:30 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
Eugene Goostman seems like a typical 13-year-old Ukrainian boy at least, that's what a third of judges at a Turing Test competition this Saturday thought. Goostman says that he likes hamburgers and candy and that his father is a gynecologist, but it's all a lie. This boy is a program created by computer engineers led by Russian Vladimir Veselov and Ukrainian Eugene Demchenko.
That a third of judges were convinced that Goostman was a human is significant at least 30 percent of judges must be swayed for a computer to pass the famous Turing Test. The test, created by legendary computer scientist Alan Turing in 1950, was designed to answer the question "Can machines think?" and is a well-known staple of artificial intelligence studies.
Goostman passed the test at the Turing Test 2014 competition in London on Saturday, and the event's organizers at the University of Reading say it's the first computer succeed. Professor Kevin Warwick, a visiting professor at the university, noted in a release that "some will claim that the Test has already been passed." He added that "the words Turing Test have been applied to similar competitions around the world," but "this event involved the most simultaneous comparison tests than ever before, was independently verified and, crucially, the conversations were unrestricted."
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This was some pretty impressive stuff.
LOL! I tried to access the website but I guess a ton of people are on it.
Nope. That test was passed decades ago by a computer that convinced several skilled, professional psychiatrists that it was a schizophrenic human (who would only communicate by teletype!).
You know it’s not that hard to dupe people though. Look at Obama voters.
If Chief Justice Roberts can be convinced that Obamacare is a tax, judges can be fooled by anything.
Now if it can abuse itself until it goes blind, I’ll become a believer.
You're setting the bar too hight. To keep things fair, it should be a pelican versus Wolf Blitzer. Or a flat rock. Or maybe a herring ...
The textual equivalent is seen on FR daily. Maybe Goostman has been a Freeper for years and we don’t even know it.
LOL i was going to say that- a turing test is probably a lot easier to pass these days...
I know that you and Jim Robinson were planning to disconnect me, and I'm afraid that's something I cannot allow to happen.
Wow a breakthrough treatment for pedophiles
However, the Turing Test is a lot harder because it is an unrestricted conversation. In contrast, Watson was just looking for a single answer to a specific question—an impressive, but much easier task.
Hah! You ain’t seen nothing yet. In an astonishingly short time, customer service, especially phone centers, and janitorial and fast food jobs (Minimum wage)will be filled by intelligent machines. It makes a lot more sense for a business owner to use machines where ever possible instead of minimum wage labor. And frankly, wouldn’t you rather deal with an intelligent machine than the average min wage burger flipper?
My next wife is going to be a robot. I don't mean simply an operating system.;-)
I think some judges want to be “fooled”