Mind, Machine, & the Turing Test:

The new issue of The Atlantic has an interesting article about the Turing Test. Science writer and poet Brian Christian centers his article on the 2009 Loebner Prize competition in Brighton, unhealthy England. Christian participated in the contest as one of the people interacting with the computers. His book on the subject is called The Most Human Human: What Talking With Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive.

Christian writes, order “No, I think that, while the first year that computers pass the Turing Test will certainly be a historic one, it will not mark the end of the story. Indeed, the next year’s Turing Test will truly be the one to watch—the one where we humans, knocked to the canvas, must pull ourselves up; the one where we learn how to be better friends, artists, teachers, parents, lovers; the one where we come back. More human than ever.”

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