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Uh-oh, a robot just passed the self-awareness test

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Awwwww, yissss!!! This is a classic logic puzzle that I've been asked in job interviews multiple times before! If robots can pass it better than I can, it is only a matter of time before they can do my job while I kick back with a cold beer!

You sure have a good attitude about the robot doing your job.

By the way, neat Turing Test.

In the puzzle, a fictional king is choosing a new advisor and gathers the three wisest people in the land. He promises the contest will be fair, then puts either a blue or white hat on each of their heads and tells them all that the first person to stand up and correctly deduce the colour of their own hat will become his new advisor.

Selmer Bringsjord set up a similar situation for the three robots - two were prevented from talking, then all three were asked which one was still able to speak. All attempt to say "I don't know", but only one succeeds - and when it hears its own voice, it understands that it was not silenced, saying "Sorry, I know now!"

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