A computer pretending to be ‘Eugene Goostman’, a 13-year old boy fooled 33% of human judge interrogators into thinking it is human.
It was from a story reported in Guardian.
A “super computer” has duped humans into thinking it was a 13-year-old boy to become the first machine to pass the Turing test, experts have said. Five machines were tested at the Royal Society in central London to see if they could fool people into thinking they were humans during text-based conversations.
The test was devised in 1950 by computer science pioneer and second world war codebreaker Alan Turing, who said that if a machine was indistinguishable from a human, then it was “thinking”.
Is such a computer program useful? Mish argued -
Fooling a group of adults that a computer was a 13 year-old boy is arguably a lot easier than tricking a panel of humans that a computer was a 30 year-old man.
…but there is a way out. We are wondering, whether it can be utilized to generate high profile papers in human genomics. After all, the ENCODE experience has shown that sending textbook-altering papers to Nature editors is possibly an easy task worthy of such a computer program.
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