Turing Test Passed, But Because of Grade Inflation?


A computer has apparently passed a version of the Turing Test.

Eugene Goostman seems like a typical 13-year-old Ukrainian boy — at least, that’s what a third of judges at a Turing Test competition this Saturday thought. Goostman says that he likes hamburgers and candy and that his father is a gynecologist, but it’s all a lie. This boy is a program created by computer engineers led by Russian Vladimir Veselov and Ukrainian Eugene Demchenko.

The rest of the story is here. Of course, it might not take much intelligence to pass as a 13-year-old boy, so let’s all take a deep breath before we jump to be the first to welcome our new machine overlords.

UPDATE: This conversation with “Eugene” should calm everyone down. (via Eric Winsberg at NewApps).  You can try out Eugene yourself here.

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