Has The Turing Test Been Passed Now? In the 50's Alan Turing (mathematician and cryptologist) came up with a test for machines to demonstrate "intelligence" and behavior which would be indistinguishable from a human. A "test" very much front-and-center today now that artificial intelligence (AI) has reached exponential levels of computational and processing power and increasing penetration into our daily lives. Has Google's Duplex AI system now passed the Turing Test? "So that whole Turing test metric, wherein we gauge how human-like an AI system appears to be based on its ability to mimic our vocal affectations? At the 2018 I/O developers conference on Tuesday, Google utterly dismantled it.
Computer pioneer and artificial intelligence (AI) theorist Alan Turing would have been 100 years old this Saturday. To mark the anniversary the BBC has commissioned a series of essays. In this, the fourth article, his influence on AI research and the resulting controversy are explored. Alan Turing was clearly a man ahead of his time. In 1950, at the dawn of computing, he was already grappling with the question: "Can machines think?"
We could celebrate Turing for his codebreaking, or focus on the appalling treatment of this genius received as a homosexual man in an era of intolerance. But perhaps the choice of Alan Turing for our £50 note is best seen as a nod towards the emerging era of artificial intelligence. Turing told the Times in 1949 that current incarnations of computing machines were "only a foretaste of what is to come, and only the shadow of what is going to be." This is the quote that will appear on the £50 note, and it remains true -- for good or ill. Following Turing's lead, we are now developing machines that learn to diagnose disease earlier than a human can manage, alongside others that learn to identify and kill human targets.
We make the decision based on the characters' strengths, not how many nominations they get. We also take account of who we've chosen in the past, because we want to make sure we feature a wide diversity of people and fields on our notes. The Governor has responded to a letter from Helen Grant MP about the diversity considerations throughout the character selection process. Find out more about choosing banknote characters.