Are you Human? (Sorry, we have to ask)

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I was creating a Digg for this blog and I was presented with a interesting question....

If I was not human, how would I have responded?

Digg it here --> http://digg.com

3 comments:

Hugh Mann said...

This raises a legitimate (and interesting ) question about the future of the Turing Test. In the future, the Turing Test will become useless as we approach and surpass the technological singularity. Robots will become more prevalent and undoubtedly take on human form. At such a point, the Turing Test will be meaningless and will fail to address the ever-growing simulated human characteristics of robots.

What measures will be added to Turing Tests to allow humans to sort out robots in congested masses of their fleshbag brethren when robots may have the capability to blend in and avoid detection?

Conversely, will this even be of concern? Will it be possible for robots to advance at such a stunning pace that stealthily integrating with humans in a sentient robotic twist on the film They Live, would be frivolous? Today's seemingly primitive automation could be the foundation for tomorrow's robotic revolution and subsequent human subjugation!

This exact scenario is documented in a foreboding song namedPull the Plug by Servotron.

Screaming Harry Armadillo said...

Plus, as the things that we typically think "Computers will NEVER be able to do" become less and less and technologies like the CAPTCH are solved, whence the Turing test?

Hugh Mann said...

Philip K. Dick already imagined something of a solution. He called it the Voight-Kampff test in his novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? which was made into the movie Blade Runner. It might be a first step towards a "better" Turing Test...