Dihedral

Tim Delaney timothy.c.delaney at gmail.com
Tue Jul 16 08:06:46 CEST 2013


On 16 July 2013 08:59, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
>

The big difference between them is that the jmfbot does not appear to
evolve its routines in response to external sources - it seems to be stuck
in a closed feedback loop.

Tim Delaney
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