Turing Test Breakthrough As Super – Computer Becomes First To Convince Us It’s Human

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For the first time in this world humans have built a ‘super computer’ that can literally think on it’s own. It’s hard to wrap our minds around a complexity like this. In today’s world we rely on computers to search a world in Google in 1/1000’s of a second, to do 50 million math equations a second, and to execute an order we give it. But now the realm of artificial intelligence goes beyond this, a new landmark where computers can think for themselves. Will this make or break cybercrime? Hopefully this will cut out 50% of the scams and fraud worldwide.

So what does ‘thinking for themselves” look like? Well let’s say for example you want to ask the computer a question and you type, “What will the day be tomorrow?” Obviously we expect the computer to say Tuesday right? What if instead it asks us, “Why do you want to know?”

A programmer that convinced humans it was a 13-year-old boy has become the first computer ever to pass the Turing Test. The test, which requires that computers are indistinguishable from humans, is considered a landmark in the development of artificial intelligence, but researchers have warned that the technology could be used for cybercrime.

Computing scientist Alan Turing said that a computer could be understood to be thinking if it passed the test, which requires that a computer dupes 30 per cent of human interrogators in five-minute text conversations.

Eugene Goostman, a computer programmer, succeeded in a test conducted at the Royal Society in London. It convinced 33% of the judges that it was human, said researchers at the University of Reading, which organized the test.

It is thought to be the first computer to pass the iconic test. Though other programmers have claimed successes, those included other set topics and questions.

Once this is all set and done, what will the world of computing look like in 15 years? Will computers have taken over the world? What do you think?

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