Monday, January 17, 2011

Wikipedia 3.0.

Turing (1950) argued that we would certainly regard a machine as intelligent if it could pass the following test: An experimenter sits in a room with two teletypes by which she conducts a “conversation” with two systems. One is a human, the other is a machine, but the experimenter is not told which is which. If, after asking many questions, she is likely to have much doubt about which is human and which is machine, we should, says Turing, concede intelligence to the machine. The Handbook of Brain Theory and Neural Networks. 2nd ed. MIT Press. p13.

Given a recent demonstration of IBM's Watson on Jeopardy, the only thing that's missing from machine intelligence is speech synthesis. It's sounds especially funny when the machine selects a question from the "Chicks dig me" category :)

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