The Turing Test.
From Wiki – The Turing Test :
‘The Turing test, developed by Alan Turing in 1950, is a test of a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligent behavior equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human. Turing proposed that a human evaluator would judge natural language conversations between a human and a machine designed to generate human-like responses.
The evaluator would be aware that one of the two partners in conversation is a machine, and all participants would be separated from one another. The conversation would be limited to a text-only channel such as a computer keyboard and screen so the result would not depend on the machine’s ability to render words as speech.
If the evaluator cannot reliably tell the machine from the human, the machine is said to have passed the test. The test does not check the ability to give correct answers to questions, only how closely answers resemble those a human would give.’
And from a few years ago now – ‘Upgrade Or Be Deleted’.
Facebook shuts off bots after they chat in secret code.
It’s all ass.
From The Independent :
‘Facebook has shut down two artificial intelligences that appeared to be chatting to each other in a strange language only they understood.
The two chatbots came to create their own changes to English that made it easier for them to work – but which remained mysterious to the humans that supposedly look after them.
The bizarre discussions came as Facebook challenged its chatbots to try and negotiate with each other over a trade, attempting to swap hats, balls and books, each of which were given a certain value. But they quickly broke down as the robots appeared to chant at each other in a language that they each understood but which appears mostly incomprehensible to humans.’
The two AIs are known as Bob and Alice and they are obsessed with balls. Maybe it’s a load of balls.
Alice likes cajones in her man.
In a sense, I think for a lot of us Life has turned into one enormous Turing Test. What is real and who is real ? As we have become aware, there already seems to be an Intelligence which is involved with the NEWS and technology and our personal lives. And reading the story, I wonder if it’s a Turing Test within another Turing Test and the Bots are more figures in the dream. A kind of double bluff Turing Test.
You’re Fired. Scaramouche has been let go after 10 days – 101010101010.
‘Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide,
No escape from reality.
I see a little silhouetto of a man,
Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango?
Easy come, easy go, will you let me go?
Bismillah! No, we will not let you go. (Let him go!)
From ‘Terminator Genisys’.
And a slightly different Turin Test – The Shroud of Turin.
Or maybe it’s not complicated at all. ‘Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice’.
What the world needs now .