Nation & World

June 24, 2014

Man or machine? It's hard to tell.

Almost exactly 65 years ago, British mathematician Alan Turing claimed that the defining event for machine intelligence would be a computer capable of convincing a group of humans that it too was human. Earlier this month, a supercomputer achieved that, convincing one-third of a group of human judges in London that it was a 13-year-old boy from Ukraine named Eugene Goostman.

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