Teen Chat Bot Wins Largest Turing Test Challenge in History

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If Alan Turing were still around, what would he have thought of thirteen-year old Eugne Goostman? Turing, widely considered the father of computer science, became famous for cracking the Nazi's Enigma machine and his has become the de facto method for determining a machine's artificial intelligence. But recent news from the largest Turing test in history suggests even Turing himself might have been fooled by the seemingly normal teenage Goostman.

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To many attendees, Eugene was just a typical seventh-grader from a middle-class family, awkward with peculiar sense of humor. It was that distinctive personality that led to Eugene winning the top prize at the Turing 100 event, after 29% of respondents mistook the artificial chat bot for a real person. A machine passes the Turing Test if it can trick 30% of the humans it interacts with into thinking it too is human.

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