The problem with misapplication of the Turing test
in this way has been exacerbated by the publicity around a purported case of a chatbot in June 2014 becoming "the first machine to pass the Turing test
" (The Guardian 2014), when of course no such feat took place (Shieber 2014a).
The apparent absence of any need for entities online to pass a Turing test
is perhaps indicative of a diminution of social investment in legitimacy predicated on humanist ideals, human subjectivity, notions of the 'authentic' self, or 'real' contact, whatever such terms were originally intended to designate.
After having been introduced to such a seemingly soulful machine, readers become eager for the results of the Turing test
between the graduate student and the machine.
The Turing test
has been updated many times, so it is not unrealistic that the test in Ex Machina should be different from the original.
In other words, if the chatbots contextualized in adaptations of the Turing Test
or in MUDs pass as human, animated chatbots, as virtual receptionists or technical demos, do not attempt to pass.
It was after he read Brian Christian's book The Most Human Human--about the Turing test
, an exercise in which the same question is posed to a human and a computer, and a third party decides which answer came from the machine--that Harrison took a stab at writing a two-hander between himself and a computer chat program, though he quickly learned technology isn't quite that sophisticated.
I was reminded of all this by the recent nonsense about a computer passing the Turing test
com)-- Zabaware's bot Ultra Hal was one of 5 artificially intelligent bots that participated in last weekend's Turing Test
hosted by Reading University at the Royal Society in London.
Young Eugene has just reportedly become the first ever program to pass the Turing Test
which terms it'd seem impolite to call him an it) believed they were talking to a human being.
The machine beat the so-called Turing Test
, named after Second World War codebreaker Alan Turing.
A computer at London's Royal Society fooled a panel of humans into thinking it was human in an experiment that is being hailed as the first example of a machine passing the Turing Test
, the Guardian reported today.
The invited papers discuss integrating planning and reasoning into an architecture that enables model-driven development, and the challenges of social robotics from the Turing test
to science fiction.