Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine
When my 73 years old granny instructs Alexa with some commands, i usually think if a human can predict if he is speaking to a human or a machine without looking at it. The question was not asked when human invented the first machine the sewing machine. But in the mid 19th century the question amused many.
The Turing test is based on a game called "Imitation game," with some modifications. The game involves around three players in which one player is the Computer, another player is human responder, and the third player is a human Interrogator, who is isolated from the other two players and his job is to find that which player is machine between two of them. So Interrogator knows one of them is human and the other one is a machine. But needs to identify on the basis of the question and answers. The test is hence named "Turing Test" in 1940.
Turing in 1950s wrote a paper ‘Computing Machinery and Intelligence’ wished to consider the question, "Can machines think? Little he knew the question he asked will change the World in a beautiful way in coming years. Now the Turing is not here. But do we have the answer. Can Machines think?
With more advancement in AI and breakthrough in Deep Learning the list of questions that we thought in the past would be a criteria is getting shorter and shorter. The smarter a machine in a Turing Test, the harder is for Interrogator to judge between the two. The Turing was confident that interrogators will have less than a seventy percent chance of correctly identifying the machine within five minutes of conversation. Lets see the questions asked to Alexa(personal assistant my granny used).
|Please write me a sonnet on the subject of the Forth Bridge.|| Count me out on this one. I never could write poetry.
|Add 34957 to 70764.||pause for about 30 seconds . . . 105621.|
|Do you play chess?||Yes|
|My King is on the K1 square, and I have no other pieces. You have only your
King on the K6 square and a Rook on the R1 square. Your move.
|after a pause of about 15 seconds . . Rook to R8, checkmate|
Has The Turing Test Been Passed?
The 65-year-old Turing Test is said to be successfully passed if any computer is mistaken for a human more than 30% of the time during a series of five-minute conversations. There are many AI Engines like Cleverbot, Elbot and Ultra Hal competed for this. But No One has reached Real Intelligence Criteria. There is IBM's Watson program and yes, there's a huge support from Google recently, but it's still neglected by most of the companies.
Some Scientist and Enterprenaurs Like Elon Musk predicted that we will have a machine which posses Super Intelligence before 2030. So should we be careful? Yes, as they say This could be our greatest invention, but it could also be our last one.
But My Granny is hopeful she can Pass The Turing Test Beating Amazon's Alexa.