''Chatty’ software fools people into thinking it is a human
Sunday 22 October, 2017

”Chatty’ software fools people into thinking it is a human

Published On: Fri, Sep 9th, 2011 | Computer Science | By BioNews

London, Sept 9 (ANI): A software created by a British computer genius has passed one of the key tests of artificial intelligence – a machine that could ‘think’ and fool human beings into thinking that they are talking to a person, not a machine.

At the Techniche computer festival in Guwahati in India this week, software called Cleverbot succeeded in fooling 59.3 per cent of 1,334 voters that it was a human being – far more than had participated in any previous official ‘Turing test’.

The audience watched as 30 volunteers conducted a four-minute typed conversation with an online chatter who could either be a Cleverbot, or a real person behind a screen – the conversations were displayed on a big screen for the audience to vote on.

Cleverbot did succeed in fooling more than half the audience that it was human – but the human volunteers were still more convincingly ‘human’.

Voters thought that 63.3 of the human-to-human conversations were with a real person. Cleverbot might have fooled more people than any previous test.

“I suppose Cleverbot has passed a ‘chatty’ variation on the Turing test,” the software’s British creator, Rollo Carpenter told the Daily Mail.

“It may not have been indistinguishable from a human being – but 59 per cent and 63 per cent are very, very close,” he added.

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

More from Computer Science
  • Soon, software to find people in a crowd
  • IIT Delhi graduate develops tools to counter cyber attacks
  • Read tough data sheets on tablets with this device
  • Soon, cheap computers and ‘throwaway’ cell phones
  • Get ready for smaller, better hard drives