There’s a growing school of thought that it might be a good idea to rethink the Turing test as it has traditionally been practiced — that is, by building bots that try to converse with people and pass themselves off as human — and instead focus on something more aligned with actual machine intelligence. 721 more words
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First there was the Turing Test, then the Lovelace Test. Now there’s Lovelace 2.0, an intelligence test for the next generation. While the focus of Turing’s methodology was all about the fake out, this test requires a computer program to gaze into its own navel and come up with something unexpected. 227 more words
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Arrival of Artificial Intelligence (AI)... two major authors announce the implications are upon us, even if HAL isn't.
Anyone who has seen the classic film, Space Odyssy 2001, made by master film maker Kubrick, remembers when the machine, named “HAL”, kills a human. (spoiler alert: the movie, made in the heyday of 1960s space exploration was much less about space than it was about advancing computers). 138 more words