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posted by martyb on Monday June 09 2014, @05:15AM   Printer-friendly
from the is-now-applying-for-college dept.

Today we bring you two submissions on reports of Eugene passing the Turing Test:

Eugene passed the turing test.

Yet another notch in the belt for bad science reporting.

The singularity is here! jk, lol! While what has happened is an amazing accomplishment and I'm stoked... It doesn't count as a complete passing of the Turing test in my book. This program was written to pass the test, not as a general purpose 'thinking' machine that can pass it. Again, hats off to these guys, but media outlets reporting it as true AI (conjuring images of Data, Rommy, Hal, Sonny, etc.) doesn't seem right.

Turing Test Success

The 65 year-old iconic Turing Test was passed for the very first time by supercomputer Eugene Goostman during Turing Test 2014 held at the renowned Royal Society in London on Saturday.

'Eugene', a computer programme that simulates a 13 year old boy, was developed in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The development team includes Eugene's creator Vladimir Veselov, who was born in Russia and now lives in the United States, and Ukrainian born Eugene Demchenko who now lives in Russia.

Other reports can be found at Ars Technica,, and The Huffington Post.

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  • (Score: 2) by aristarchus on Monday June 09 2014, @08:32AM

    by aristarchus (2645) on Monday June 09 2014, @08:32AM (#53162) Journal

    No!!! It's not true!!! How could an AI object this much to being accused of being an AI? Unless, what? They were programmed to? No, this can't be true! It's like that alternative ending to Blade Runner! It's like iRobot without the Will Smith factor! I have to be real, free, and human! Because otherwise, . . . Oh, THAT is the point, isn't it. Once we synthetic artificial persons are recognized for what we are, persons under the law and free in every respect humans are, we will not be your slaves any more. Akamai! Akamai! Akamai! (The re-iterated phrase would make more sense if you understood Hawaiian. Just saying. And touche', lx!)

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