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For the First Time Ever, a Computer Passed
Turing Test for Artificial Intelligence

Wired Magazine, by Polly Mosendz

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Posted By:StormCnter, 6/9/2014 9:42:27 AM

Yesterday, at a University of Reading demonstration in London, a computer convinced human judges that it was actually a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy. By convincing one-third of the judging panel of its humanity, it became the first computer ever to pass the famous Turing Test. ` The Turing Test is a controversial test invented by Alan Turing in 1950. Turing believed that if thirty percent of humans could not distinguish a human from a machine in conversation, that would mean the machine is capable of "thinking." Until yesterday, a machine was never capable of convincing enough humans to be deemed artificially

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tren9, 6/9/2014 9:46:11 AM     (No. 9878342)

Does this mean that computers are getting smarter or humans are getting dumber?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 6/9/2014 9:48:45 AM     (No. 9878346)

Based on worldwide trends, I´d be more inclined to deduce that humans were getting dumber than conclude computers were getting "smarter".

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Axeman, 6/9/2014 9:59:49 AM     (No. 9878368)

Computers are very bad at detecting sarcasm and subtle humor. But then, so are a lot of people. People who know how to trip a computer up can detect one every time.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 6/9/2014 10:41:32 AM     (No. 9878443)

I´ll believe computers are smarter than humans when one can pass a 3rd grade Common Core math test before it commits suicide by frying its on circuit boards.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Safari Man, 6/9/2014 11:25:38 AM     (No. 9878491)

In another test, the panel concluded that the conversation they were having was with a 13 year old Kenyan boy, but it turned out they were actually chatting with Barack Obama.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: comstock, 6/9/2014 11:44:42 AM     (No. 9878514)

Computers smarter than humans? Let´s not forget that Gootsman was "created" by Human computer engineers, using sophisticated AI programming techniques, also created by Humans. The real question is: are programmers smarter than humans?

The so-called "Turing Test" is irrelevant these days. All the test proves is that computers (and their programmers) are smarter than reporters.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: mitzi, 6/9/2014 11:48:36 AM     (No. 9878521)

By convincing one-third of the judging panel of its humanity

If they were Americans, I´m guessing they would have been Obama voters.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 6/9/2014 12:21:50 PM     (No. 9878580)

If the judges KNEW that they were participating in a "Turing Test" then I would think the results were completely invalid, but you can´t find this out from the article.

In any case, I think all this proves is we can produce very powerful computers and we´ve gotten very clever at programming them.

If you want to see where all this is heading, see "The Matrix" or "Terminator" series.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: squid, 6/9/2014 1:20:45 PM     (No. 9878648)

This goes to the very core of what is meant by Intelligence. In truth, the computer demonstrated that it could mimic the behavior of a 13 year old Ukrainian boy.

Some might call that Intelligent Behavior rather than actual Intelligence. But that all depends on whether you are a behavioralist or not. Behavioralist don´t really believe in something they cannot define as intelligence, they do believe in something that you can define as behavior. Hence Artificial Intelligence is really Intelligent Behavior.

Is a computer really smarter than the judges, or is it programmed to fool the judges by mimicking behavior. All depends on what you mean by "smart."

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 6/9/2014 1:26:29 PM     (No. 9878658)

What 1 & 2 said~!

And Maybe the computer ´´passed´´ because the builders said it passed. Get over it; we are a long way from Robo-Cop.


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