# passing the Turing Test ?

moonbus
Science 12 Jun '14 12:28
1. moonbus
Uber-Nerd
12 Jun '14 12:28
I wonder whether Alan Turing would have thought a 13-yr old boy would be a sufficient challenge:

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27762088

I thought that IBM's performance in the game show Jeopardy was pretty amazing. Given that semantics were involved and not brute-force calculation, I think that was a greater achievement than defeating world's chess champions.
2. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
12 Jun '14 12:41
Originally posted by moonbus
I wonder whether Alan Turing would have thought a 13-yr old boy would be a sufficient challenge:

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27762088

I thought that IBM's performance in the game show Jeopardy was pretty amazing. Given that semantics were involved and not brute-force calculation, I think that was a greater achievement than defeating world's chess champions.
And besides, the test passes if only 1/3rd of the judges think it is human? What kind of test is that? I would have thought a majority would be needed to get a pass. At least 50%.
3. 12 Jun '14 13:25
Originally posted by sonhouse
And besides, the test passes if only 1/3rd of the judges think it is human? What kind of test is that? I would have thought a majority would be needed to get a pass. At least 50%.
Am I a Turing machine simulating a FabianFnas person, or not, who can tell anymore?
4. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
12 Jun '14 14:52
Originally posted by FabianFnas
Am I a Turing machine simulating a FabianFnas person, or not, who can tell anymore?
According to that test, at least 2/3rds would say no and we would still pass thinking you were computer.
5. moonbus
Uber-Nerd
12 Jun '14 17:58
Originally posted by FabianFnas
Am I a Turing machine simulating a FabianFnas person, or not, who can tell anymore?
Hmm, maybe you're a multiple-personality and only 1/3 of you is FabianFnas; the other 2/3 might be cyborg--in which case, you've topped the 30% margin for fooling us into thinking you're human.