A supercomputer has fooled
judges a third of the time
that it is a 13 year old Russian schoolboy named Eugene Goostman
Happy 100th birthday, Alan Turing! 2012 is the Alan Turing Year
, with celebratory academic events around the world all year. BBC News has a set of (brief) appreciations
, including one in which two of Turing's colleagues share memories
. Google has an interactive Doodle of a Turing Machine
today (that article has some explanation and links to a useful video if the doodle's confusing). [more inside]
Forever Alone? No one to talk to? Not anymore! Cleverbot
is chatbot AI that learns from people and provides a surprisingly realistic simulation of inane chatter
. It's also a Beatles fan. [more inside]
Are we still relevant if we can no longer reliably grade
the Turing Test? [more inside]
Think you can stump the Elbot?
Give it a try. Maybe your interaction will enable it to "learn" an extra 10% more to pass the 30% threshold of the Turing Test. The test is to fool a panel of people who talk with AI entities via text and guess if it's a real person or a robot.Mr Smarty Pants where are you?
-- 39, single, quirky sense of humour, looking for friends to chat with online. Last year, he won the Loebner Prize,
to bots who can most successfully pass the Turing Test. More here from BBC.
How long before we have our own Mefibots?
Go for the gold!
Concord 2002: Site of the upcoming Loebner Prize
. Can reigning champion A.L.I.C.E.
repeat her triumph? Chat bots from around the globe are scouting out their rivals
on the AI competitive circuit
and studying their crib notes
Given the recent cinematic floppery
of late, I was pleasantly surprised when I came across an article about real-world Artificial Intelligence
that was written in a solid down-to-Earth manner about some very technical concepts. If you're into AI it should be worth a look to you. How would you like to have a computer that learns and adapts? Heh...how'd you like your computer to pout because you won't buy the latest processor? ;}