Turing Test falls?

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Turing Test falls?

Postby quantus » Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:19 pm

http://www.reading.ac.uk/news-and-events/releases/PR583836.aspx

If a computer is mistaken for a human more than 30% of the time during a series of five minute keyboard conversations it passes the test. No computer has ever achieved this, until now. Eugene managed to convince 33% of the human judges (30 judges took part - see more details below) that it was human.

"Some will claim that the Test has already been passed. The words Turing Test have been applied to similar competitions around the world. However this event involved the most simultaneous comparison tests than ever before, was independently verified and, crucially, the conversations were unrestricted. A true Turing Test does not set the questions or topics prior to the conversations. We are therefore proud to declare that Alan Turing's Test was passed for the first time on Saturday.
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Re: Turing Test falls?

Postby quantus » Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:38 pm

http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/08/supe ... ring-test/

TechDirt has looked into the methodology of the test, and has given us a few good reasons to be skeptical beyond what we've mentioned about Eugene's purposefully flawed persona. There's concern that the rules were shifted to make sure that the computer passed, and there are calls for both additional tests and more stringent reviews. Also, there are concerns about event organizer Kevin Warwick's tendency to make audacious claims; in 2000, he declared himself a cyborg after putting a chip in his arm. The test may still have merit, but it isn't necessarily the historic milestone it's made out to be.
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