Computer becomes first to pass Turing Test in artificial intelligence milestone.

A programme that convinced humans that it was a 13-year-old boy has become the first computer ever to pass the Turing Test. The test — which requires that computers are indistinguishable from humans — is considered a landmark in the development of artificial intelligence, but academics have warned that the technology could be used for cybercrime.


Apparently a milestone in computing has been reached according to the Royal Society in London.  The Independent reports that a Ukrainian team has built a bot that has convinced 33% of the jury that it was human… (more…)