- The Search for a New Test of Artificial IntelligenceResearchers need new ways to distinguish artificial intelligence from the natural kind In 1950 Alan Turing devised a thought experiment that has since been revered as the ultimate test of machine intelligence.
- He called it the “imitation game,” but most people know it as the Turing test.
- Anticipating what we now call chat bots—computer programs that masquerade as humans—Turing envisioned a contest in which a machine tries to trick an interrogator into believing it is human, answering questions about poetry and deliberately making mistakes about arithmetic.
- Today, in the eyes of the general public, the Turing test is often seen as a kind of a Rubicon, a measure of whether machines have truly arrived.
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