Created the Turing Test in the 1950’s;
Predicted by year 2000 the average interrogator would
not be able to distinguish between machine or human
after five mins of questioning.
Turing test artificial intelligence
Determines whether a computer can “think.”
Turing proposed the imitation game so it does not
reject machine intelligence.
How does the Turing test
Remote human interrogator
Must distinguish between a computer and
Based on their replies to various questions
Success at “thinking” can be measured by
its probability of being misidentified as
the human subject.
How to pass the test
The 65-year-old Turing Test is successfully passed if a
computer is mistaken for a human more than 30% of the
time during a series of five-minute keyboard
University of reading
In 2014 a computer program simulating a 13-years-old
Ukrainian boy, passed the Turing Test.
The Computer program convinced 33% of the judges
that is was a human. The program was created by
Vladimir Veselov from Russia and Eugene Demchenko
2014 University of Reading competition:
Prof Noel Sharkey (2012) BBC Technology [online]. Bbc.co.uk, Available from:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18475646, accessed on: 03/03/2016