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|Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Oct. 15 2008,09:03)|
|Wow, Denyse gets all superficial about computer science!|
Besides which, Turing's "imitation game" as originally described did not take the step of having the computer being distinguished from a human, but rather the more specific class of human female. The bar could be substantially lowered if one offered a modified Turing test that only had to distinguish between a computer and Denyse O'Leary.
Somehow, I get the feeling O'Leary has never interacted with Eliza, which is pretty darn simple so far as interactive response systems go.
Edited: iBCode, not HTML.
Somewhat OT, but since you mentioned Eliza...
I once (five, six years ago) wrote a messaging system in JAVA. To test it I added a chat client. To test its throughput I added an open source Eliza JAVA implementation to the chat client--that is the client could be put into "Eliza mode." Then I started three clients, two in Eliza mode, and from the third I primed the pump with some innocuous comment like "I hate my best friend's plaid sports coat." The Elizas both offered a response to that statement, but then began to analyze each other's analysis. Let that run for an hour, and one is asking the other why she wanted to have sex with her uncle's Cadillac.
The system was able to handle two Eliza's, but three brought it to its knees.
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