Sep 082011

The Turing test is a famous and reasonably well-respected test of a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligent behavior. I’m prompted to write this by news of Cleverbot, an AI web application that learns how to mimic human conversations by communicating with humans. It apparently does well in the Turing test or similar. I wonder what proportion of humans would pass the Turing test? Judging by my experiences with call centres and support desks, I’m confident many wouldn’t. Example Here is a recent example. I have a Facebook account, and I wanted to register a Username to give me a simpler Facebook URL. . . . . . . . . . . [Read complete post]