A Computer Convinced People It Was A Human 13 Year Old Boy!

PhilHaney by PhilHaney on Jun. 09, 2014

If you talk to 13-Year-Old Ukrainian boys online, don't worry it's not the FEDS, it's just an artificial intelligence.

This weekend during a competition, a computer program passed The Turing Test convincing judges chatting with it, that it was a human, 13- year-old boy. Chris Hansen immediately came out and told the judges to “have a seat over there.”

This illustrates wrong choices on many levels.

The Turing Test is a concept that was developed 65 years ago by inventor Alan Turing who surmised that a true test for artificial intelligence will be when people having a conversation with a machine are unable to tell the difference as to if it is actually a human. Since then many programmers have attempted to create computers and chatbot programs in an effort to pass the Turing Test.

Finding out you're a robot who thinks it's a human sucks, but not as much as watching Terminator: Salvation.

The passing of the Turing Test has always been considered to be a huge goal and milestone in the development of AI. A second computing milestone has already been achieved emulating teenage behavior since now “Eugene” has stopped talking to his creators and just wants to be left alone so he can play an RPG for several hours.

How long until we get to sweet talk Scarlet Johansson while rocking a sweet mustache?

This year at the 2014 Turing Test event while competing against five other teams, the Russian made program told judges that its name was Eugene Goostman, a 13- year old Ukrainian boy. In order to pass the test a computer must convince people at least 30 percent of the time that it is human; “Eugene” convinced judges 33 percent of the time. However some are saying that Eugene’s programmers cheated the test by having the program pretend to be a 13 year old whose second language is English- thus making a plausible excuse for any clunky wording or knowledge gaps. Although, who is to say that computers have to be super smart? There are plenty of biological humans who might not pass The Turing Test.

Chris Hansen doesn't care if you if you chat with "Romona."

You probably won’t confuse your conversation with Siri for that of a real person when you ask her for “movie times” and she asks “You want to buy moldy limes?” However, some chat-bots are getting pretty convincing. The makers of “Eugene Goostman” have made him- it available to talk to at this link; although you might have to wait a bit with everyone wanting to chat him up right now.  For now this Chat Bot Ramona is of age and fun to chat with, but don’t try to “cyber” with her.  

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16 comments
Robert Tovar
Robert Tovar

Not human, I'm audio technician an I spot I fake person on a phone call

Mark Nudalo
Mark Nudalo

no its not a new technology or breaking news....

COHockey
COHockey User

All you have to do is ask it what it prefers as a vacation spot. Boom failed. I'm more worried about the politicians than the computers in this reality.

Billyraymontana
Billyraymontana User

How hard is it to teach a computer to say random crap like "dude stfu" and "ur gay"

Hinarf
Hinarf User

They don't care if it's a hoax.... how have you not grasped that yet?

LostKeys
LostKeys User

Break is so behind.. The article was posted a few days ago and was identified as a hoax today. 

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PhilHaney
PhilHaney moderator User

@LostKeys 

If by "hoax" you mean that the win was controversial? That's stated in the article if you had read it, but maybe you aren't a real person and just a troll program.

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kdr723 User

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