Sunday, October 05, 2008





Chris Wren (Mondolithic Studios) thinks the Turing Test is bullshit. As I happen to agree with him wholeheartedly, I'm not above citing his post in full:

If you think that you're talking to a person when in fact you're just talking to a computer, all that proves is that you thought you were talking to a person when you weren't. That's it. The Turing test is worthless as a measure of artificial intelligence. Not that I think AI isn't possible, but tricking people doesn't count as evidence.

3 comments:

dmduncan said...

Hallelujah! That Turing fellow was a pretty smart guy, but even geniuses have brainfarts.

Anonymous said...

Your faulty assumption is in assuming that people you talk to on the street every day are intelligent, and not meat chatterbots equally devoid of any rational faculties.

Mac said...

Anon. --

Very good point.