Monday, April 23, 2012


I was reading an article about a professor who was taking a Turing Test. He was told that if it was a computer, it was programmed by the army. He began taking it, and he was immediately convinced he was talking to a machine, due to the somewhat rigid responses. Every once in a while, the responses from "Nicolai" were not typical to a machine, containing spelling errors, and yet at other times it responded in pure analytic fashion. Near the end of the conversation, the professor was convinced still that he was communicating with a clever-bot, only to learn at the last minute that he was in fact being fooled b three of his students in the other room. It is interesting to see the thought process chronicled next to each response that the professor receives. John c

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