[ExI] The Turing Test

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Tue May 15 21:08:13 UTC 2018

Isn't the Turing test just whether people can tell it's a person or a

It seems to this psychologist that that is a very low bar to get over.
People believe what they want to believe and are easily fooled.  I'd like
to see a more meaningful test.

bill w

On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 1:04 PM, Mike Dougherty <msd001 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, May 15, 2018, 1:23 PM John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Wow, with "Google Duplex" It looks like machines are getting close to
>> passing Mr. Turing's test.
>> http://www.kurzweilai.net/two-major-advances-in-autonomous-
>> technologies-that-rival-human-abilities?utm_source=
>> KurzweilAI+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=1998733fea-UA-
>> 946742-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6de721fb33-1998733fea-282205341
> Or does this suggest that people are more robotic than they like to admit?
> Brains are expensive to operate,  we've learned habits as shortcuts to
> thinking - this demo illustrates how machines can exploit our
> expectations/habits to manipulate the world.
> Sure,  the machine navigates the interaction but it's not scheduling
> appointments with its own volition.
> Talking about the Turing test in this context strikes me as confusing the
> secretary for the CEO.
> I will concede I may not have a deep understanding of the parameters and
> requirements of the Turing test.
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