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    The Turing Test finally beaten.

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    The Turing Test finally beaten.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 09 Jun 2014, 12:23 pm

    Turing test beaten for first time by virtual 13-year-old boy

    'Eugene Goostman' fools 33% of interrogators into thinking it is human, in what is seen as a milestone in artificial intelligence.

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    Codebreaker Alan Turing devised a test in 1950, saying that if a machine was indistinguishable from a human, then it was 'thinking'. Photograph: Sherborne School/AFP/Getty Images.

    A "super computer" has duped humans into thinking it was a 13-year-old boy to become the first machine to pass the Turing test, experts have said. Five machines were tested at the Royal Society in central London to see if they could fool people into thinking they were humans during text-based conversations.

    The test was devised in 1950 by computer science pioneer and second world war codebreaker Alan Turing, who said that if a machine was indistinguishable from a human, then it was "thinking".

    No computer had ever previously passed the Turing test, which requires 30% of human interrogators to be duped during a series of five-minute keyboard conversations, organisers from the University of Reading said.

    But "Eugene Goostman", a computer programme developed to simulate a 13-year-old boy, managed to convince 33% of the judges that it was human, the university said.

    Read more on this from The Guardian HERE




    Being interested in science fiction and science fact I have been watching how supercomputers are getting closer and closer to behaving as humans do, and up until recently it was fairly easy to test a supercomputer to this end as without conscious thought computers fail this test very quickly.

    Not now, it would seem, if we read all of the above.

    Shades of "Skynet" spawned from "Cyberdyne Systems" maybe ?




    What do you think might happen if any computer such as this ever became "self aware" and decided it was better than human beings ?

    AND....Will it ever happen ?


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    Re: The Turing Test finally beaten.

    Post by Hell's Granny on Wed 11 Jun 2014, 4:08 pm

    Many of Isaac Asimov's books are about this; for instance 'The Caves of Steel', 'The High Bright Sun', 'Robots of Dawn', etc.

    Basic background; Robots, although developed on Earth, were held in suspicion and banned by most, those who wanted to keep them left earth, and developed some weird and wonderful worlds elsewhere in the galaxy.
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    Re: The Turing Test finally beaten.

    Post by papa_umau on Thu 12 Jun 2014, 4:41 pm

    Yes my dear, I have read all of Asimov's books and you are right that he was probably the best of the sci-fi writers out there at comparing robots, cyborgs, androids and humans.

    What is happening here is that science-FACT is beginning to prove that computers CAN behave like humans.

    The next thing we need, ( or rather don't need ), are computers thinking that they are better than humans and that they have the ability to replicate themselves. When that day arrives we would be better to just pull the duvet over our heads, stay in bed, and wait for them to come for us.


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    Re: The Turing Test finally beaten.

    Post by zathrus on Fri 13 Jun 2014, 12:29 pm

    As I see it, it is just a matter of time until "skynet" is born and we are taken out of the realms of science fiction and into the chains of slavery to the machines.

    I won't see it though, and that has to be a good thing.
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    Re: The Turing Test finally beaten.

    Post by papa_umau on Sat 14 Jun 2014, 11:59 am

    Superior machines are not as far off as you think mate.

    All it is going to take is for a machine, the likes of the one that passed the Turing test, to be able to build itself a body for this particular "final solution" to get under-way.

    I just hope that an easy-to-get-at off-switch is built into these machines as if it is not we are going to be deeply in the sh1t if there is none.


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