Re: the Turing test

Algimantas Malickas (
Tue, 15 Oct 1996 11:44:59 +0200 (LST)

Lyle wrote:

>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.

I think, such proposition should be based on the weighty evidence. If such
information are already published (i.e. experiment is done), it would be
correct to publish more information, including made-up name of this
subscriber. In other case, some doubts could be arise concering reality
of this subscriber.


Algimantas Malickas