Meet Suzette, the AI that passes for human
iO9 has an article about Suzette, an AI that has evolved into something quite human it appears. She/It has become so sophisticated that it’s able to fool most people into thinking that she is in fact a real human, and passing the Turing Test (current Voight Kampf for those Blade Runner Fans).
The Loebner Prize is given out every year for the machine that can fool a judge they’re talking to a person for the space of a conversation. The judge chats to both a human and a machine about a few subjects – such as “What is a hammer for?” – and at the end of the time period, the judge has to pick which is the bot. After a twenty-five minute conversation with Suzette, a judge picked wrong.
And if you’re like me, you’re going to hop over to the site where she ‘lives’ and give her a go for yourself. Quite interesting if I may say.