'Chatty' Software That Convinces You Itís Human

by Tanya Thomas on  September 12, 2011 at 11:08 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
A software created by a British computer genius has passed one of the key tests of artificial intelligence - a machine that could 'think' and fool human beings into thinking that they are talking to a person, not a machine.
 'Chatty' Software That Convinces You Itís Human
'Chatty' Software That Convinces You Itís Human

At the Techniche computer festival in Guwahati in India this week, software called Cleverbot succeeded in fooling 59.3 per cent of 1,334 voters that it was a human being - far more than had participated in any previous official 'Turing test'.

The audience watched as 30 volunteers conducted a four-minute typed conversation with an online chatter who could either be a Cleverbot, or a real person behind a screen - the conversations were displayed on a big screen for the audience to vote on.

Cleverbot did succeed in fooling more than half the audience that it was human - but the human volunteers were still more convincingly 'human'.

Voters thought that 63.3 of the human-to-human conversations were with a real person. Cleverbot might have fooled more people than any previous test.

"I suppose Cleverbot has passed a 'chatty' variation on the Turing test," the software's British creator, Rollo Carpenter told the Daily Mail.

"It may not have been indistinguishable from a human being - but 59 per cent and 63 per cent are very, very close," he added.

Source: ANI

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