Supercomputer In London Passes For Human
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
Good morning. I'm David Greene. It's fun to talk to robots. On an iPhone, you can get Siri to call someone or play a song. But no way she'd fool anyone into thinking she's human. Then again, in London, a supercomputer has just passed something called the Turing Test. The computer was supposed to mimic a 13-year-old boy when text messaging, and more than a third of the people on a panel, were indeed, duped. Given how many hours 13-year-olds spend texting, you can imagine the designers of this computer had a lot of material to work with. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.
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