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Wed Jul 24 20:23:45 CEST 2013
On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 4:08 AM, Stefan Behnel <stefan_ml at behnel.de> wrote:
> Fábio Santos, 16.07.2013 00:54:
>> Does this mean he passes the Turing test?
> I'd say that "it" appears more correct. Or is there any indication of a
> specific bot gender? (I sure might have missed it...)
> Note that being of a specific gender is definitely not required to pass the
> Turing test. I'm not even sure pretending to have one is required.
Gender: [ ] Male [ ] Female [ ] Both [ ] Neither [ ] Robot [ ] Other
In absence of specific information to the contrary, I'll usually refer
to computers and programs by masculine pronouns; no particular reason
for it, just the same sort of convention that has most ships and boats
And you're quite right, gender and the pretense thereto are completely
optional in a Turing test, even though the Turing test was derived
from a similar concept involving gender.
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