Tuesday, October 14, 2008

M366: Test explores if robots can think

Reported on the BBC's news web site:

Scientists at the University of Reading tested five machines to see if they could pass themselves off as humans in text-based conversations with people.

The test was devised in 1950 by British Mathematician Alan Turing, who said that if a machine was indistinguishable from a human, then it was "thinking".


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Turing test is flawed - it doesn't prove whether a computer is thinking, only that it's programming is sophisticated enough to fool a human.