Turing test beaten for first time

Sun 8th Jun 2014

A "super computer" has convinced human interrogators into thinking it was a 13-year-old boy and in doing so, become the first machine to pass the Turing test. No computer had ever previously passed the Turing test, which requires 30% of human interrogators to be duped during a series of five-minute keyboard conversations. "Eugene Goostman", a computer programme developed to simulate a 13-year-old boy, managed to convince 33% of the judges that it was human.

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