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Computer passes 'Turing Test' for the first time after convincing users it is human?


A ''super computer'' has duped humans into thinking it is a 13-year-old boy, becoming the first machine to pass the ''iconic'' Turing Test, experts say

Computer passes 'Turing Test' for the first time after convincing users it is human - Telegraph

A ''super computer'' has duped humans into thinking it is a 13-year-old boy to become the first machine to pass the ''iconic'' 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''.

No computer had ever previously passed the Turing Test, which requires 30 per cent of human interrogators to be duped during a series of five-minute keyboard conversations, organisers from the University of Reading said.

But ''Eugene Goostman'', a computer programme developed to simulate a 13-year-old boy, managed to convince 33 per cent of the judges that it was human, the university said.

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I wonder why only 30% of people need to be convinced. Doesn't say:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10884839/Computer-passes-Turing-Test-for-the-first-time-after-convincing-users-it-is-human.html

And why did they choose a 13 year old instead of a child?

This is absolute joke, which is spread across like fire. I checked this thing and, while impressive as a hacking project, it's not even close to make me believe this is real person talking. 

agree with Sergey. 13 because that is generally the allowed internet use age? 

I'm already used to the news outlets sharing the "news" without doing any checking. After all it's hard. But in this case it was one click away to try this and see if it's actually AI.

Jared, your reason makes sense.

I still don't know why only 30% of people need to be convinced.

30% of people does not seem like much at all.

I mean, at least 30% of Americans don't believe in evolution.

ZING!

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