27 Dec '12, 2am

thx @codeodor for reminding me of and pointing out that @KimKierkegaard beats the Turing Test

thx @codeodor for reminding me of and pointing out that @KimKierkegaard beats the Turing Test

Two very intelligent individuals named Mitch Kapor and Ray Kurzweil have a long-running $10,000 bet about whether or not, by 2029, the Turing Test will be beaten. However, both these individuals have missed something painfully obvious. The Turing Test has already been beaten - and the world learned virtually nothing during the process. It was beaten in the 70s . In the 1960s there was a famous AI program called Eliza. Eliza simulated a Rogerian psychotherapist . Rogerian psychotherapy consisted entirely of repeating whatever the patient said, and/or asking them for more detail. During the 60s, it was very popular among a certain class of people. Eliza, of course, did exactly the same thing - it repeated back to whatever you said to it, and occasionally asked you questions. Eliza is now famous as an AI program, but Eliza was not actually constructed to simulate human intell...

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