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  • #39190
    frozentreasure
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    In amongst all the excitement of E3, let’s not let this piece of history go unnoticed: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10884839/Computer-passes-Turing-Test-for-the-first-time-after-convincing-users-it-is-human.html

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    ~Roy42

    #39191
    M
    Participant

    So a computer can fool people to think it’s 13 year old boy?

    To think what we could accomplish…

    #39194
    Arkais
    Moderator

    Eh… I’d be more excited if this were an actual AI and not just a chat-bot.

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    #39196
    M
    Participant

    @Arkais

    You’d have to figure out how to define “actual intelligence” first.

    #39198
    Max
    Participant

    You’ve got to start somewhere, right? When you say “an actual ai,” how is that functionally any different from a chatbot that can pretend to be a 13yo boy for whom english is a second language? The whole point of the test is to fool humans into thinking they are talking to a human, so it sort of lends itself to chatbot technology. I was a little underwhelmed after I heard all the backstory qualifiers they gave their bot to lower the expectations of the judges. I like how the immediate takeaway was “Somebody is going to use this for cybercrime!”

    #39199
    Garayur
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    Wait, I’m pretty sure computers have been passing the turing test for a couple of decades now. I think ELIZA passed it in the sixties. Either way the turing test simply isn’t a practical test of intelligence. Humans are way to go at anthropomorphising anything they encounter.

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    #39201
    Trent
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    #39205
    frozentreasure
    Participant

    It is true that the Turing Test is, really, more a gauge of human perception than the actual capability of artificial intelligence. It doesn’t change the fact that it took this long for a computer to pass it. Yes, I’m sure we would have all liked for an Alan to come along and be the one to pass, but it was foolish to not expect that repeat chatbot entries would eventually succeed. Impressive or not, it’s still a piece of history.

    Regards,

    ~Roy42

    #39221
    BertoElCon
    Participant

    This isn’t the first one to pass, ELIZA passed the Turing Test in much the same way back in the 60’s. If anything it shows how little headway has actually been made towards better A.I.

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    #39222
    frozentreasure
    Participant

    ELIZA’s passing the test is debatable, and further proves my point that the test itself is limited by the humans that interact with the AI. Reading a bit more into how this new chatbot passed the test does make me admit that it’s an unfortunate technicality. I still think it’s worth acknowledging; it might be just another chatbot, but not every chatbot fools enough of the judges. Speaking of, it said that it only fooled a third of the judges; I thought it had to be roughly two thirds, is that not the case?

    Regards,

    ~Roy42

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