Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Turing Test

The original Turing test gauged a computer's ability to "think"--an experimenter and computer would engage in (text-only) conversation; if the experimenter could not differentiate a human from computer correspondence, that computer would pass the test. {details on wiki} It was the first test and definition of artificial intelligence.

We are considering a symposium on the topic of whether the Turing test still applies today. Perhaps it is too rudimentary to test modern robot minds? Read this article which outlines the flaws and ultimate infeasibility of the Turing test.

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