Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Robot Almost Passes The Turing Test? Yeah, Right

Dear reader,

So I just read an article about how a computer program named Elbot was able to make 3 of 12 judges think it was a human. My question is, where did they get these judges from? I went to the Elbot web site that you can use to interact with this robot, and within about 3 questions the poor robot was talking a load of absolute bollocks. Back to the drawing board I'm afraid, artificial intelligence researchers.

Time for today's quote:

Trying is the first step towards failure.
-Homer Simpson

Until the next time,

-Buford Twain

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Check out this Web 2.0 approach to chatbots: http://chatbotgame.com.

Just as Deep Blue brute-forced it in chess with speed, the idea behind the Chatbot Game is to brute-force it with a huge number of user-submitted Google-like chat rules.