Lifehacker Talks Turing Test Trickiness On ABC Radio

Big computing news over the weekend was that a chatbot had succeeded in passing the Turing Test -- an often-discussed measure of machine intelligence. But did that really happen?

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In a challenge mounted by the University of Reading, a chat bot posing as a Ukrainian teenager successfully fooled some judges into believing it was a human, which is usually taken as the basis of the Turing Test. However, as I discussed with Waleed Ali on ABC Radio National last night, that isn't necessarily a significant result, and says more about social engineering than artificial intelligence. Hit the link below to listen to the full discussion.

Technology Tuesday: A.I. result remains artificial [ABC]


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