Google AI pass Turing Test?

Google's AI assistant can pass as a human on the phone

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Did Google Duplex just pass the Turing Test? - Lance Ulanoff - Medium

I think it was the first "Um. " That was the moment when I realized I was hearing something extraordinary: A computer carrying out a completely natural and very human-sounding conversation with a real person. And it wasn't just a random talk. This conversation had a purpose, a destination: to make an appointment at a hair salon.

The entity making the call and appointment was Google Assistant running Duplex, Google's still experimental AI voice system and the venue was Google I/O, Google's yearly developer conference, which this year focused heavily on the latest developments in AI, Machine- and Deep-Learning.

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What is the Turing test?

In artificial intelligence ( AI), a Turing Test is a method of inquiry for determining whether or not a computer is capable of thinking like a human being. The test is named after Alan Turing, an English mathematician who pioneered machine learning during the 1940s and 1950s.

Turing proposed that a computer can be said to possess artificial intelligence if it can mimic human responses under specific conditions. The original Turing Test, also referred to as the Imitation Game, requires three terminals -- each of which is physically separated from the other two. One terminal is operated by a computer, while the other two are operated by humans.

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Pretty sure Google's new talking AI just beat the Turing test

During the on-stage demonstration, Google played calls to a number of businesses, including a hair salon and a Chinese restaurant. At no point did either of the people on the other end of the line appear to suspect that the entity they were interacting with was a bot. And how could they when the Assistant would even throw in random "ums," "ahhs" and other verbal fillers people use when they're in the middle of a thought? According to the company, it's already generated hundreds of similar interactions over the course of the technology's development.

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