Turing Test

Twirlip of Greymist (phoenix@ugcs.caltech.edu)
Sat, 26 Oct 1996 15:43:33 -0700 (PDT)

On Oct 21, 5:23pm, Ira Brodsky wrote:

} The fact the "AI" is using a borrowed identity also suggests it has some
} serious weaknesses. Really, what you are telling us is it is imitating
} someone -- not "thinking" for itself.

? I'm assuming that Lyle is yanking our chain, but the above statement
makes no more sense than E. Shaun Russell's diatribe on AIs somehow
having their own culture. If there is an artificial entity which has
been indistinguishable from a natural human at a complex level of
operation, it really doesn't matter if humanity is its native mode of
thought or if it's just faking our mental species. The feat would still
be wondrous.

Merry part,
-xx- Damien R. Sullivan X-) <*> http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu/~phoenix

There's something in my garden, it's been there for a week.
I tried to feed it crackers, but that only made it squeak.
I tried to wash its scaly head, but all it did was cry,
So I think I'll put it back to bed, and sing it a lullaby:
A monster's lullaby: