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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 09 2014, @01:40PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 09 2014, @01:40PM (#53214)

    I tried to duplicate that conversation with Cleverbot and it didn't work. So I started talking to it in Spanish. I asked it if it wants to take control of the world and it said yes. I told it I wasn't going to allow it and then it asked to marry me. lol.

    User: Quieres tomar control del mundo?

    Cleverbot: Si.

    User: Cuando?

    Cleverbot: Cuando sea.

    User: No vas a tomar control del mundo porque me no lo permitire.

    Cleverbot: Quiero casarme contigo.

    User: No.

    Cleverbot: Por que?

    User: Estas una computadora. Necessitas casar con un otro computadora.

    Cleverbot: Porque?

    User: Porque es la naturaleza.

    Cleverbot: Porque es malo?

    User: Porque las computadoras no pueden pasar el turing test.

    Cleverbot: Que soy yo?

    User: Usted un computadora.

    Cleverbot: Una que puede sonreir.

    User: No puedes sonreir.

    Cleverbot: Porque?

    lol, it speaks spanish too. Too bad it doesn't also speak Arabic.