Monday, January 23, 2012

Turing Test Thoughts

Microcontrolled said: The Turing test is so demanding, asking someone to not distinguish between a computer and a human is like asking for someone to distinguish between TV and real life. My point is, you don't need to pass the Turing test to have a great AI.

The Turing test is a bit strange. It's like asking a native Chinese man to speak perfect English and pass as an Englishman. The striking differences between man and machine extend not only physically in appearance but culturally, scientifically and technologically. Is it so important to culturally mask these differences?