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The Turing Test is Dead. Long Live The Lovelace Test

The Turing test, developed by Alan Turing in 1950, is a test of a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligent behaviour indistinguishable from a human. Many think that Turing’s proposal for intelligence, especially creativity, has been proven inadequate. Is the Lovelace test a better alternative? Robert J. Marks and Dr. Selmer Bringsjord discuss the Turing test, the Lovelace test, and machine creativity.

Show Notes

  • 00:43 | Introducing Selmer Bringsjord, Professor — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
  • 01:43 | What is the Turing test?
  • 03:56 | The Lovelace objection
  • 04:26 | Ada Lovelace
  • 07:40 | The consciousness objection
  • 08:57 | Eugene Goostman
  • 09:48 | The Lovelace test
  • 13:49 | AlphaGo’s “creative” move
  • 16:45 | Creative writing
  • 18:07 | Has the Lovelace test been passed?
  • 21:33 | How could it be proven that the Lovelace test was passed?
  • 25:05 | Ray Kurzweil and singularity

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The Turing Test is Dead. Long Live The Lovelace Test