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Turing Test is meant to determine if a computer program has intelligence. Quoting Turing, the original imitation game can be described as follows:
The new form of the problem can be described in terms of a game which we call the "imitation game." It is played with three people, a man (A), a woman (B), and an interrogator (C) who may be of either sex. The interrogator stays in a room apart from the other two. The object of the game for the interrogator is to determine which of the other two is the man and which is the woman. He knows them by labels X and Y, and at the end of the game he says either "X is A and Y is B" or "X is B and Y is A." The interrogator is allowed to put questions to A and B.
When talking about the Turing Test today what is generally understood is the following: The interrogator is connected to one person and one machine via a terminal, therefore can't see her counterparts. Her task is to find out which of the two candidates is the machine, and which is the human only by asking them questions. If the machine can "fool" the interrogator, it is intelligent.
This test has been subject to different kinds of criticism and has been at the heart of many discussions in AI, philosophy and cognitive science for the past 50 years.
Originally posted by Genya
And how do you know that they aren't posing here already pantha....
Originally posted by pantha
I know there is one thread I've read lately where someone isn't really listening to what is being said perhaps they are just trying to give the impression of being intelligent. I won't mention a name though.