• Question: Will any robots ever pass the Turing Test?

    Asked by shohail to Yee Whye, Valerie, Nick, Mackenzie, Lin, Jun, Jacob, Brian, Anna on 21 Nov 2019.
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      Mackenzie Graham answered on 21 Nov 2019:

      I think so. Computers are getting better at natural language processing, and even though they can’t fool us yet, they might be able to soon. Whether a robot will actually fool us into thinking it is a human (like in Blade Runner, or Ex Machina), I think that is farther away. But maybe robots wouldn’t want to be like us, and so even if they become self-conscious, we will always be able to tell they are not human.

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      Yee Whye Teh answered on 22 Nov 2019:

      I think some systems have “passed the Turing test”, e.g. Eugene Goostman https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Goostman

      The issue is that the Turing test is not necessarily a good test for intelligence.