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Bot passes Turing Test; judges think it's a 13-year-old boy
Bot passes Turing Test; judges think it's a 13-year-old boy

For the first time, a computer program has officially passed the Turing Test, which measures a machine's ability to think for itself -- at least under the standards set by a competition in Britain. The achievement, being hailed as a milestone for the field of artificial intelligence, came Saturday in London at a competition organized by the University of Reading involving five computer programs. Each was tasked with persuading at least 30% of judges into mistaking it for a human. The winner, a program named Eugene Goostman tricked 33% of the judges into believing it was a 13-year-old non-native-English-speaking Ukrainian boy. As part of the competition, 30 judges each held...

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