Read the rest rest of my article on the website of the Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Did Chatbot Eugene Pass the Turing Test, and If So, So What?
It is Saturday, June 7, 2014, 60 years to the day from the tragic death of computer pioneer Alan Turing. I am at the Royal Society in London, just a few miles from the place where Turing was born. As one of 30 judges, I am about to take part in an ‘official’ Turing Test organized by the University of Reading. It will be up to us, the judges, to try to distinguish a chatting human from a chatting computer or chatbot.