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Can A Chatbot Really Convince People It’s Human?

A chatbot called “Eugene Goostman” managed to pass the Turing Test, making it the first program to convince humans that it’s human! What is the Turing Test, and what does this mean for artificial intelligence? Trace takes a look at the history of this test, and why some are skeptical that this computer actually passed.

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Computer allegedly passes Turing Test for first time by convincing judges it is a 13-year-old boy

“Eugene Goostman seems like a typical 13-year-old Ukrainian boy – at least, that’s what a third of judges at a Turing Test competition this Saturday thought.”

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 to become the first machine to pass the ‘iconic’ Turing Test, experts have said.”

What is the Turing test? And are we all doomed now?

“The Turing test has been passed by a robot named Eugene. It may be time to pledge fealty to the machines.”

First Turing Test success marks milestone in computing history

“An historic milestone in artificial intelligence set by Alan Turing – the father of modern computer science – has been achieved at an event organised by the University of Reading.”

Turing Test Success Marks Milestone In Computing History

“The 65 year-old iconic Turing Test was passed for the very first time by supercomputer Eugene Goostman during Turing Test 2014 held at the renowned Royal Society in London on Saturday.”

Alan Turing

“Alan Turing was an English mathematician, wartime code-breaker and pioneer of computer science.”

A Wager on the Turing Test: The Rules

“An explanation of rules behind the Turing Test, used to determine the winner of a long bet between Ray Kurzweil and Mitch Kapor over whether artificial intelligence will be achieved by 2029.”

Loebner Prize 2014

“The Loebner Prize is the oldest Turing Test contest, started in 1991 by Hugh Loebner and the Cambridge Centre for Behavioural studies.”

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