Dihedral

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Tue Jul 16 00:59:04 CEST 2013


On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 8:54 AM, Fábio Santos <fabiosantosart at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On 07/15/2013 08:36 AM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>>>
>>> Devyn,
>>>
>>> 88888 Dihedral is our resident bot, not a human being. Nobody knows who
>>> controls it, and why they are running it, but we are pretty certain that
>>> it is a bot responding mechanically to keywords in people's posts.
>>>
>>> It's a very clever bot, but still a bot. About one post in four is
>>> meaningless jargon, the other three are relevant enough to fool people
>>> into thinking that maybe it is a human being. It had me fooled for a long
>>> time.
>>>
>
> Does this mean he passes the Turing test?

Yes, absolutely. The original Turing test was defined in terms of five
minutes of analysis, and Dihedral and jmf have clearly been
indistinguishably human across that approximate period.

ChrisA



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