30 Jun '15, 7pm

What Turing Himself Said About the Imitation Game

What Turing Himself Said About the Imitation Game

During the broadcast, Braithwaite, Jefferson, and Newman obligingly drew Turing out on key points of his proposed test of a machine’s ability to think, including such questions as Is the computer allowed to lie? Turing said: The computer is “permitted all sorts of tricks so as to appear more man-like.” This even gives the machine the option of trying to evade snarly questions by pretending to be a foreigner, with a limited grasp of local culture and vocabulary. (The winner of a recent computer-imitates-human game, which feigned being “Eugene Goostman ,” supposedly a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy, did just this—but even then the program did not pass the Turing test, despite much media hype to the contrary.)

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