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originally posted by: ThatDamnDuckAgain
First I had to lookup what you mean with touring test, then I disagreed but now thinking further...
When we test self driving cars on the highways / streets, it is kind of a touring test. And the roads are the wires of the internet, does that make the internet one giant touring test? Kind of I guess, if people are testing these intelligent programs on the internet, like that chat bot.
At least it can be a platform for a touring test so you have a good argument
It *should* be relatively difficult for bots to log into most sites now that use modern techniques like CAPTCHA and tasking the user to perform some basic clicking/question answering to prove they are human. Many sites require such a test for user to submit a thread post, and that usually keeps bots from posting messages.