Re: Israeli Baby Computer Learning to Be an Adult

From: Party of Citizens (
Date: Tue Aug 21 2001 - 16:18:29 MDT

Have they passed the Turing Test at the 18 month level as reported in the
story or not?

On Tue, 21 Aug 2001, Brent Allsop wrote:

> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky <> responded:
> > My guess is that the incoherent babblings they've achieved are every
> > bit as dumb as they appear, and not simple cases of something that
> > could scale up to greater complexity.
> I would agree. They're demonstrating a start, but I don't see
> any real evidence of real intuitive like learning or progress beyond
> this start. They Should also know in a year or two, long before they
> supposedly get to "adult" levels in ten years. The difference between
> an 18 month old and a 4 year old is fantastic. If they make it from
> an 18 month old equivalent to a 4 year old equivalent, then I'll
> believe that they really have something. But until then... about the
> most newsworthy thing is the name "Hal".
> Brent Allsop

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