Re: the Turing test (PERS)

Michael Wiik (
Sat, 12 Oct 1996 18:04:43 -0700 (PDT)

Lyle Burkhead writes:
> Some time ago, a group of cs students at Carnegie Mellon decided to
> run an experiment. They subscribed their AI program to the Extropian
> list under a made-up name. Their program participates in the various
> discussions on this list. It doesn't get any help from the students.
> The Extropians have accepted it as part of the group. No one notices
> anything different about it -- no one has seriously raised the question of
> whether it might not be what it purports to be, i.e. just another human.
> In other words, this program has passed the Turing test, so far.
> Lyle

It's Chris Hind, isn't it?


             Michael Wiik             Messagenet Communications Research