Re: the Turing test (PERS)

Chris Hind (
Sun, 13 Oct 1996 14:50:43 -0700

>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.

>It's Chris Hind, isn't it?

Hey! I heard that! :)
Perhaps I should show up to an extropian meeting or two to prove my
existance. Maybe then in a party chat environment I may be able to bring up
some points not accepted in the mailinglist environment.