Turing test


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Turing test

n.
A test in which one or more judges, by conversing with an unseen interlocutor via text messages, attempt to determine whether the interlocutor is a human or a computer.

[After Alan Mathison Turing, who proposed such a test as a criterion for judging the sophistication of artificial intelligence.]

Turing test

n
(Logic) a proposed test of a computer's ability to think, requiring that the covert substitution of the computer for one of the participants in a keyboard and screen dialogue should be undetectable by the remaining human participant
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An attempt to extract the essential underlying point of interest led him to propose the famous Turing test.
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Since 1950, the Turing Test has been the most recognized test for evaluating machine intelligence.
is sponsoring a competition to encourage efforts to develop programs that can solve the Winograd Schema Challenge, an alternative to the Turing Test developed by Hector Levesque, winner of the 2013 IJCAI Award for Research Excellence.
The Turing test has influenced efforts to create software that sufficiently simulates human behaviour to pass the test, though the successes of these attempts are disputed (Ffumphrys, 2009).
The Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart, or Captcha, is a well-known filter used by sites to keep bots out, and was known to be a fail-safe program that was both simple as well as almost unbeatable.