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Thursday, October 16, 2008


In 1950, in Mind (Computing Machinery and Intelligence), Alan Türing asked himself : Could a computer think? ¿How we could know it?. Then he propose that a human judge sustains a simultaneous natural conversation with a human and a machine. If in some moment, the judge was uncapable to discern who was human, it was assumed that the machine had passed the test. Turing settled down that the conversation must be limited to a unique text channel (computer keyboard + screen or, a teletype). This way, if the mind could be explained physically, existed the possibility that minds can be generated artificially.

To such aim and from 1990 Hugh Loebner, established the Loebner Prize for Artificial Intelligence (AI), tending to promote basic investigations around this Test of Turing. 7 days ago, the german company Artificial Solutions, (creator of more natural speech softwares for their clients), won the Prize Loebner/2008, for its almost human software Elbot (chatbot), created by Fred Roberts. The software deceived to 30% of judges that considered it human. Roberts waits now, to endow it of sense of humor. Listen the conversation. Talk with Elbot


En 1950, en Mind (Computing Machinery and Intelligence), Alan Türing se autopreguntaba ¿Puede una máquina pensar?¿Como podriamos saberlo?. Propuso entonces, que un juez humano sostuviese una conversación natural simultánea con un humano y una máquina. Si en algún momento, el juez era incapáz de discernir quien era humano, se asumia que la maquina había pasado el test. Turing estableció que la conversación se limitase a un único canal de texto (computer keyboard + screen o, un teletipo). Asi, si la mente podía ser explicada físicamente, existia la posibilidad de que las mentes pudiesen ser generadas artificialmente.

A tal fin y desde 1990 Hugh Loebner, estableció el Premio Loebner, para Inteligencia Artificial (AI), tendiente a promover investigaciones básicas en torno a este Test de Turing. Hace 7 dias, la compañía alemana Artificial Solutions, (creadora de softwares de habla más naturales con sus clientes), ganó el Premio Loebner/2008, por su software casi humano Elbot (chatbot), creado por Fred Roberts. El software engañó a un 30% de jueces, que lo consideraron humano. Roberts espera ahora, dotarlo de sentido de humor. Escuche la conversación
. Hable con Elbot.



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