Do Feelings Compute? If Not, The Turing Test Doesn't Mean Much

Do Feelings Compute? If Not, The Turing Test Doesn't Mean Much
And ever since, people have been building programs called chatterbots designed to do just that, with modest success. In the recent Royal Society competition, a bot called Eugene Goostman managed to convince a third of the judges it was a human on the …
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What Comes After the Turing Test?
Chatterbots like Goostman can hold a short conversation about TV, but only by bluffing. (When asked what “Cheers” was about, it responded, “How should I know, I haven't watched the show.”) But no existing program—not Watson, not Goostman, not …
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Chatterbot Fools Judge Into Thinking It's Human at Recent Competition
The next time you're on IM, you better watch out, computers are getting better and better at pretending to be human. At the recent Loebner Prize competition in LA, a chatterbot named Suzette won first place after convincing a judge that it was a real …
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