A computer has passed the Turing Test for the first time

For the first time in human history, a computer has managed to pass the Turing Test by fooling 33 percent of the judges into thinking that it is a 13-year-old boy from Odessa, Ukraine.
The Turing test is a test of a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligent behaviour equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human. If a computer is mistaken for a human more than 30% of the time during a series of five minute keyboard conversations it passes the test. The test was introduced by Alan Turing in his 1950 paper.
‘Eugene Goostman’, a computer programme developed in Saint Petersburg, Russia, managed to pass the Turing Test last Saturday (7 June 2014) at the renowned Royal Society in London.
Now now… there is no need to worry. Firstly, Eugene is just a chatbot. While it is impressive that Eugene managed to fool some of the judges into thinking that it is a 13 year old boy, it does not mean that Eugene has artificial intelligence other than talk like a 13 year old boy. So there’s nothing to worry…. at least for now.
Oh….. And I, for one, welcome our new computer overlords…….

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