Sunday, June 08, 2014

Turing test passed, Skynet coming to kill us all

The Turing Test has been passed for the first time. Does this mean anything? Nobody knows. The test claims that AI exists when a text-based exchange with a computer is thought to be human for 1/3 of people talking to the computer. And that is the clumsiest sentence I've ever written. Hah. That finally happened with a piece of Russian software. Interestingly, an earlier version of the AI program is online for anyone to use. Reddit crashed the site, but it will be back soon.

Of course, Russians and computer honesty are estranged items. Undoubtedly a Russian midget was jammed into a PC console to answer the questions. Every answer was, "Putin is Lord. Your Crimeas are belong to us."

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