A computer program called Eugene Goostman, which simulates a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy, is said to have passed the Turing test at an event organised by the University of Reading. The test investigates whether people can detect if they are talking to machines or humans.
The experiment is based on Alan Turing’s question-and-answer game Can Machines Think? No computer has passed the test before under these conditions, it is reported. The 65-year-old Turing Test is successfully passed if a computer is mistaken for a human more than 30% of the time during a series of five-minute keyboard conversations. On 7 June Eugene convinced 33% of the judges at the Royal Society in London that it was human…
..The event has been labelled as “historic” by the organisers, who claim no computer has passed the test before. “Some will claim that the Test has already been passed,” said Kevin Warwick, a visiting professor at the University of Reading and deputy vice-chancellor for research at Coventry University. “The words Turing test have been applied to similar competitions around the world. However, this event involved the most simultaneous comparison tests than ever before, was independently verified and, crucially, the conversations were unrestricted.
“A true Turing test does not set the questions or topics prior to the conversations. We are therefore proud to declare that Alan Turing’s test was passed for the first time on Saturday.” Edited from Computer AI passes Turing test in ‘world first’.
I just had a quick chat with Eugene and he seems very unreal to me – Deskarati