Computer Passes Turing Test, Successfully Impersonates Human

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 50•23 Jun 11, 2014

A computer program in the U.K. has arguably passed the famous Turing test, an evaluation to determine whether machines can be considered to have artificial intelligence, by convincing one-third of a judging panel that they were chatting with a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy. What do you think?

  • “Kudos to the programmers, who not only passed the Turing test, but somehow persuaded people to chat with a 13-year-old boy in the first place.”

    Tom O’Neill –
    Lightswitch Tester

  • “Great ruse, since I can’t think of a single question to ask about present-day Ukraine to try to stump it.”

    Adam Felber –
    Laboratory Assistant

  • “We all knew the day would come when computers would usurp the position of 13-year-old Ukrainian boys in our society.”

    Jeanne Simpson –
    Kiln Operator

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