Computer simulating 13-year-old boy becomes first to pass Turing test

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”.
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/08/super-computer-simulates-13-year-old-boy-passes-turing-testAlso see:Scientists dispute whether computer ‘Eugene Goostman’ passed Turing test
A computer program named Eugene Goostman which imitates a Ukrainian teenager with a quirky sense of humour and a pet guinea pig has won an artificial intelligence competition at the Royal Society in London.The program convinced 10 out of 30 judges at the nation’s most prestigious scientific institution that it was a real person in a series of online chats lasting five minutes each.
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/09/scientists-disagree-over-whether-turing-test-has-been-passedWhat is the Turing test? And are we all doomed now?
Programmers worldwide are preparing to welcome our new robot overlords, after the University of Reading reported on Sunday that a computer had passed the Turing test for the first time.But what is the test? And why could it spell doom for us all?
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/09/what-is-the-alan-turing-test

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