Monday, June 09, 2014

Computer Passes Turing Test for the First Time!

That one get your attention?!  Thank Crystal-Wizard for this little dandy!   The computer, posing as a 13 year old boy named Eugene Goostman managed to fool a group of researchers.

The test, named after computer pioneer Alan Turing, is fairly straight forward.  To say that a computer program has passed the Turing Test, it needs to fool  30 percent of human judges in five-minute, text-based chats,  something until now has never happened.

It should be noted though that a chat bot has now also passed by posing as a 13 year old boy with whom English is not a primary language. 

So it is not AI going on here but some very clever library scripts and the like but still, there are huge implications. 

Read the whole article here

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