The Electric Typewriter

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20th Mar

by Brian Christian (via Zeitvox)

In two hours, I will sit down at a computer and have a series of five-minute instant-message chats with several strangers. At the other end of these chats will be a psychologist, a linguist, a computer scientist, and the host of a popular British technology show. Together they form a judging panel, evaluating my ability to do one of the strangest things I’ve ever been asked to do. I must convince them that I’m human. Fortunately, I am human; unfortunately, it’s not clear how much that will help.

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    by Brian Christian (via Zeitvox) In two hours, I will sit down at a computer and have a series of five-minute...
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    Zoe, I need that “I failed my Turing Test” T-shirt.
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    digital communication all in...basically in heaven.
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    by Brian Christian (via Zeitvox)
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    Fascinating article on humanness
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    This article is a must-read; it’s incredibly fascinating and very well-written. Fantastic job, Mr. Christian.