Why Eugene Goostman did not pass the Turing Test

Copeland, Jack (2014, June 10). Why Eugene Goostman did not pass the Turing Test. HuffPost Tech, .

Author Copeland, Jack
Title Why Eugene Goostman did not pass the Turing Test
Newspaper HuffPost Tech
Publication date 2014-06-10
Section The Blog
Place of publication New York, NY, USA
Publisher Huffington Post Media Group
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Alan Turing's iconic test for computer intelligence involves three players: two human beings and the candidate computer. One of the humans is the examiner or judge, and the other--the 'foil'--serves as a point of comparison. The judge has to try and figure out which of the other two participants is which, human or non-human, simply by chatting with them via a keyboard...

Turing knew his test was ultra-tough--this was the point of it--and he did not expect a computer to pass any time soon.

That's why it came as such a surprise when two researchers, Huma Shah and Kevin Warwick, announced to the press that a program passed the Turing Test last weekend, in an experiment they ran at the Royal Society, Britain's premier organization for the advancement of science. http://www.reading.ac.uk/news-and-events/releases/PR583836.aspx The program, named Eugene Goostman, is described as simulating a 13-year-old boy's conversation...
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