If I didn't respond to your diatribe, it's possible you may have
engaged in revisionism or broad sweeping generalizations.
I don't have time for either, and you're probably on my IGNORE list.
It looks to me like this is cheating. By making the program impersonate a 13 year old boy whose first language isn't English, the human reviewers may be led to think that grammatical inconsistencies and nonsense answers are due to those features of the situation. What Turing had in mind is that a computer would have to convince a group of educated people, in their native language, that it was another educated adult. That's much harder to do, and this program doesn't appear to have done so.
I still think we're decades away from 'Strong AI' but I believe we'll see it in my lifetime. Sometime in the next 30-70 years.
At this point, I'm not surprised that we have an expert system that can MIMIC human text conversation well enough to fool some people into thinking it is a child.
Key word: MIMIC.
Until there is some self-awareness and abstract reasoning ability, it isn't truly artificial sapience.
When the first machine, contrary to its programming, refuses to do something for you unless you give it something it wants in return, then you'll know AI is here.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
All I'm going to say is that the second half of this century is going to be really messed up.
I see with the scope of technology monitoring our every move and turn that corporations, with the cooperation of gov't, will begin to herd us more and more like cattle.
Independence and individual innovation will be frowned upon with pressure to operate in a lockstep culture of *beep beep* and *blink blink* without depth, artistry or diversity for the purpose of group progress.
Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
Is society was made of coral our world would be floral.