Lessons from a restricted Turing test

@article{Shieber1994LessonsFA,
  title={Lessons from a restricted Turing test},
  author={Stuart M. Shieber},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
  year={1994},
  volume={37},
  pages={70-78}
}
  • S. Shieber
  • Published 3 April 1994
  • Computer Science
  • Commun. ACM
We report on the recent Loebner prize competition inspired by Turing's test of intelligent behavior. The presentation covers the structure of the competition and the outcome of its first instantiation in an actual event, and an analysis of the purpose, design, and appropriateness of such a competition. We argue that the competition has no clear purpose, that its design prevents any useful outcome, and that such a competition is inappropriate given the current level of technology. We then… 

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