Turing’s Imitation Game: Still an Impossible Challenge for All Machines and Some Judges––An Evaluation of the 2008 Loebner Contest

  title={Turing’s Imitation Game: Still an Impossible Challenge for All Machines and Some Judges––An Evaluation of the 2008 Loebner Contest},
  author={L. Floridi and Mariarosaria Taddeo and Matteo Turilli},
  journal={Minds and Machines},
An evaluation of the 2008 Loebner contest 

Turing's Imitation Game: Conversations with the Unknown

This book offers an up-to-date assessment of Turing's Imitation Game, its history, context and implications, all illustrated with practical Turing tests, and is an ideal companion for undergraduate courses in artificial intelligence, engineering or computer science.

Some Implications of a Sample of Practical Turing Tests

Six particular conversations that took place between human judges and a hidden entity that produced unexpected results are presented, focusing on features of Turing's machine intelligence test that the mathematician/code breaker did not consider in his examination for machine thinking.

Passing the Turing Test Does Not Mean the End of Humanity

Claims that passing the Turing test means that machines will have achieved human-like intelligence and as a consequence the singularity will be upon us in the blink of an eye are considered.

Not Another Look at the Turing Test!

This book investigates the nature of intelligence in both machines and humans through practical application of the Turing Test and actual transcripts will be considered with startling results.

Turing test does not work in theory but in practice

An entirely new perspective is discussed on the limitations of formal concepts and theory languages, which argues that it is not possible to express relevance in formal concepts only, and the Turing test can therefore only work in specific tasks.

Computing Machinery, Intelligence and Undecidability

It is argued that the Turing test has a fundamental problem, making it impossible to provide human intelligence validation, and thus cannot be considered a valid methodology to test for artificial intelligence.

Can Machines Think? An Old Question Reformulated

This paper will further propose a modification of the above mentioned explication of the notion of machines by quantifying the length of an algorithm, which appears possible to reconcile the opposing views on the topic.

Turing's three philosophical lessons and the philosophy of information

  • L. Floridi
  • Philosophy
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
  • 2012
In this article, I outline the three main philosophical lessons that we may learn from Turing's work, and how they lead to a new philosophy of information. After a brief introduction, I discuss his

Chatterbox Challenge as a Test-Bed for Synthetic Emotions

An insight into emotion content in the entries since the 2005 Chatterbox Challenge is provided and it is found that synthetic textual systems are, on the whole, little further than Eliza in terms of expressing emotion in dialogue.

GPT-3: Its Nature, Scope, Limits, and Consequences

The nature of reversible and irreversible questions is discussed, that is, questions that may enable one to identify the nature of the source of their answers, and GPT-3, a third-generation, autoregressive language model that uses deep learning to produce human-like texts, is introduced.



Consciousness, Agents and the Knowledge Game

This paper has three goals: to introduce the “knowledge game”, a new, simple and yet powerful tool for analysing some intriguing philosophical questions, and to apply the knowledge game as an informative test to discriminate between conscious and conscious-less agents, depending on which version of the game they can win.

Alan Turing, Enigma

Both a compelling narrative and a work of scholarship, Alan Turing: The Enigma is the definitive biography of one of the greatest minds of the modern world.

The Mechanical Mind in History

The idea of intelligent machines has become part of popular culture, and t tracing the history of the actual science of machine intelligence reveals a rich network of cross-disciplinary

The Ratio Club: a hub of British cybernetics

This chapter contains sections titled: The Members, Genesis of the Club, The Way Forward, Club Meetings, Themes, Interdisciplinarity, The Legacy of the Club, Acknowledgments, References

ELIZA — a computer program for the study of natural language communication between man and machine

A discussion of some psychological issues relevant to the ELIZA approach as well as of future developments concludes the paper.

Computing Machinery and Intelligence

  • A. Turing
  • Philosophy
    The Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence
  • 1950
The question, “Can machines think?” is considered, and the question is replaced by another, which is closely related to it and is expressed in relatively unambiguous words.

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