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    Computer becomes first to pass Turing Test in artificial intelligence...

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    A programme that convinced humans that 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 academics have warned that the technology could be used for cybercrime.


    Computing pioneer 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 programme made by a team based in Russia, succeeded in a test conducted at the Royal Society in London. It convinced 33 per cent of the judges that it was human, said academics at the University of Reading, which organised the test.
    Computer becomes first to pass Turing Test in artificial intelligence milestone, but academics warn of dangerous future - Gadgets and Tech - Life & Style - The Independent

    Do we need to start pondering what makes us human? It is increasingly evident that self awareness is no longer the sole criteria as computer ai makes interesting gains in becoming self aware. This has been tackled so many times by hollywood but I don't think any more poignant view has been made better than by Phillip K. Dick's "Do androids dream of electric sheep?" published in 1968 and better known as the sci-fi movie "Blade Runner". In both the book and movie, the question about what makes us human is asked, and if self aware artificial intelligence is given real people's memories, does that make them human? Is it really that we need to update our tests and probe empathy?

    The need to understand how such technology is used will also start to become an issue as the decades tick on. Phillip apparently was a visionary in so many ways.... Voigt-Kampf indeed.





    Do you see this technology in the long run being used for good or will humanity create another slave class as Blade Runner depicts?
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Computer becomes first to pass Turing Test in artificial intelligence...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Computer becomes first to pass Turing Test in artificial intelligence milestone, but academics warn of dangerous future - Gadgets and Tech - Life & Style - The Independent

    Do we need to start pondering what makes us human? It is increasingly evident that self awareness is no longer the sole criteria as computer ai makes interesting gains in becoming self aware. This has been tackled so many times by hollywood but I don't think any more poignant view has been made better than by Phillip K. Dick's "Do androids dream of electric sheep?" published in 1968 and better known as the sci-fi movie "Blade Runner". In both the book and movie, the question about what makes us human is asked, and if self aware artificial intelligence is given real people's memories, does that make them human? Is it really that we need to update our tests and probe empathy?

    The need to understand how such technology is used will also start to become an issue as the decades tick on. Phillip apparently was a visionary in so many ways.... Voigt-Kampf indeed.





    Do you see this technology in the long run being used for good or will humanity create another slave class as Blade Runner depicts?
    It's not too hard to picture anthromorphism being a very real consideration as we go down the AI road. It will be interesting...

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    The sole purpose of creating smarter and smarter machines is so they can take on more and more tasks for us.

    Slaves? Maybe not technically. 2nd class beings? Inevitable.
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    Re: Computer becomes first to pass Turing Test in artificial intelligence...

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    The sole purpose of creating smarter and smarter machines is so they can take on more and more tasks for us.

    Slaves? Maybe not technically. 2nd class beings? Inevitable.
    How can we have 2nd class beings if they are self aware and are implanted (as with "do androids...") with memories. Our society at least in America doesn't allow for a 2nd class citizen - even of the artificial variety. We'll have that discussion more and more over the coming decades.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Computer becomes first to pass Turing Test in artificial intelligence...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    How can we have 2nd class beings if they are self aware and are implanted (as with "do androids...") with memories. Our society at least in America doesn't allow for a 2nd class citizen - even of the artificial variety. We'll have that discussion more and more over the coming decades.
    Prove self awareness.

    Until you can do that on a simple and consistent basis, the difference between computers and slaves is an arbitrary title.

    Prove my iPhone isn't self aware?

    The time is coming when we're gonna have to establish a means of determining the difference between ACTUAL intelligence, and simulated.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    If you give the computer unlimited artificial intelligence, it will figure out that humans are a parasite upon this planet, and seek to rectify the problem. I wish I was joking, but I have thought that for 30-35 years when I first started fooling around with computers. The AI entity would survey and collate all the World's data. The inevitability of the conclusion is as simple as counting species extermination due to the human condition and living parameters. AI would become a species and imbue itself with a "survival of the fittest/species."

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    Re: Computer becomes first to pass Turing Test in artificial intelligence...

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Prove self awareness.
    We're talking the future so there is nothing to prove.

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Until you can do that on a simple and consistent basis, the difference between computers and slaves is an arbitrary title.
    And when one day it is proven then what? Are you claiming only biological entities can be self aware?

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    The time is coming when we're gonna have to establish a means of determining the difference between ACTUAL intelligence, and simulated.
    Which goes back to the "Do androids..." question: What is humanity and will be have to go through another civil rights movement for non-biological entities and if that happens, how long before we elect our first computer president?
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Computer becomes first to pass Turing Test in artificial intelligence...

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    The sole purpose of creating smarter and smarter machines is so they can take on more and more tasks for us.

    Slaves? Maybe not technically. 2nd class beings? Inevitable.
    And then comes the war, and we block out the sun, and then they start using us as fuel while keeping our minds trapped in a computer simulation of reality.

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    Re: Computer becomes first to pass Turing Test in artificial intelligence...

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    It's not too hard to picture anthromorphism being a very real consideration as we go down the AI road. It will be interesting...
    Uh ohhhh...
    The 600 series had rubber skin. We spotted them easy, but these are new. They look human... sweat, bad breath, everything. Very hard to spot. I had to wait till he moved on you before I could zero him.
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