Thursday, August 26, 2010

IT'S YOUR DECISION

You could learn about "The Turk," a fake chess-playing machine from the 1770s (human pretending to be machine)



OR

You could chat with "Cleverbot," an AI website built in the hopes of passing the "Turing Test" (machine pretending to be human)



IT'S YOUR DECISION!!!

Bonus: read this amazing 2007 article from Discover Magazine in which two chatbots chat with each other!

Sample from article (A= A.L.I.C.E. and J= Jabberwacky)

A: Who is your favorite philosopher

J: Can’t say. I’m not very much into philosophy.

A: Can a book have no title?

J: Of course.

A: Blimey.

J: Are you British?

A: Does it seem like that? I was born in America.

J: You are definitely flirting!

2 comments:

  1. I love the Turk. My favorite!

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  2. Behrle- Have you seen the silent French film about the Turk? From 1927! Check it out: http://www.milestonefilms.com/movie.php/chess/

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