Computer fools humans, passes 'Turing Test' for first time
For the first time ever, a computer has successfully convinced people into thinking it's an actual human in the iconic "Turing Test."
Computer science pioneer Alan Turing created the test in 1950 asking the question, "Can machines think?"
He claimed that if a machine can trick 30% of human participants during a series of conversations, then it is demonstrating behavior that's indistinguishable from actual people.
A supercomputer named Eugene Goostman did just that at the Royal Society in London. A panel of judges wrote out a series of questions while five computers and five humans responded to them. The judges had to determine which answers came from the actual human.
Goostman posed as a 13-year-old boy and managed to convince 33 percent of the judges ... get this ... on the anniversary of Turing's death.