To study the phenomenon of the Moravec's Paradox

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"Encoded in the large, highly evolved sensory and motor portions of the human brain is a billion years of experience about the nature of the world and how to survive in it. The deliberate process we call reasoning is, I believe, the thinnest veneer of human thought, effective only because it is supported by this much older and much powerful, though usually unconscious, sensor motor knowledge. We are all prodigious Olympians in perceptual and motor areas, so good that we make the difficult look easy. Abstract thought, though, is a new trick, perhaps less than 100 thousand years old. We have not yet mastered it. It is not all that intrinsically difficult; it just seems so when we do it."- Hans Moravec Moravec's paradox is involved with the fact that it is the seemingly easier day to day problems that are harder to implement in a machine, than the seemingly complicated logic based problems of today. The results prove that most artificially intelligent machines are as adept if not more than us at under-taking long calculations or even play chess, but their logic brings them nowhere when it comes to carrying out everyday tasks like walking, facial gesture recognition or speech recognition.


How Chatbots Can Help in the War Against ISIS

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A chatbot is an artificial conversational entity: basically, an A.I. that talks with people. The chats can take the form of written text or even voice. There are many chatbot technologies available now, but an ISIS recruit bot would be more complicated than something like Elbot. An ISIS recruit chatbot would need to be sophisticated enough to trick an ISIS recruiter--a person with limited resources--into believing that the entity on the other end is real. Anything less and the recruiter will not waste time and bandwidth chasing digital deceivers.


Top 23 Chatterbot Software - Decide Software

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Top 23 Chatterbot Software: Chatterbot are computer program which are designed to simulate an intelligent conversation with one or more human users via auditory or textual methods, for engaging in conversation. Chatterbot are text based conversation agent which can interact with human users through some medium, such as an instant message service. The primary aim of such simulation has been to fool the user into thinking that the program's output has been produced by a human. Programs doing this are referred to as Artificial Conversational Entities, talk bots, chatterboxes, chatter robot, chatterbot, chatbot, or chat bot. Some of the chatterbots use natural language processing systems, and some others scan for keywords within the input and respond with a reply with the most matching keywords, or similar wording pattern, from a textual database.


Variations of the Turing Test in the Age of Internet and Virtual Reality

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Inspired by Hofstadter's Coffee-House Conversation (1982) and by the science fiction short story SAM by Schattschneider (1988), we propose and discuss criteria for non-mechanical intelligence. Firstly, we emphasize the practical need for such tests in view of massively multiuser online role-playing games (MMORPGs) and virtual reality systems like Second Life. Secondly, we demonstrate Second Life as a useful framework for implementing (some iterations of) that test.


The hobbyists competing to make AI human

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This weekend Steve Worswick will be pushing the boundaries of what it is to be human, attempting to fool a panel of judges into thinking they are chatting to another person while really they will be talking to a chatbot. But Steve isn't an engineer at Apple or Amazon, he is a designer from Leeds and the AI he is hoping will pass the test - Mitsuku - is one you have probably never heard of. The competition he is taking part in, the Loebner Prize, is one of the only real-world Turing Tests but is also relatively obscure in the highly-hyped world of artificial intelligence - and not without controversy. This year could be the last time Steve competes - the sponsor Hugh Loebner, a millionaire inventor who made his fortune from brass fittings, died in 2016 so there is no longer funding for the prize. The competition sees four judges conducting a series of conversations with both humans and bots which they then score out of 100.