SILLY Re: the Turing test

Michael Butler (
Wed, 23 Oct 1996 12:44:26 PST

It is winning a stunning victory. The AI has totally fooled everybody,
so you think I *must* be pulling your leg. This is like Deep Blue
defeating Kasparov 12 - 0, twelve straightforward checkmates in a row.


It's weirder than that. You _are_ pulling our leg, but. unbeknownst
to you, what you describe is (with minor variation) actually happening.

Ever hear the old good-news-bad-news joke about solipsism?

"...the bad news is, it's not *you*..." :) :)