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

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  • Florentin Neumann
  • Andrea Reichenberger
  • Martin Ziegler
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5803)


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:

We emphasize the practical requirements for such tests in view of massively multiuser online role-playing games (MMORPGs) and virtual reality systems like Second Life. In response to these new needs, two variations (Chomsky-Turing and Hofstadter-Turing) of the original Turing-Test are defined and reviewed. The first one is proven undecidable to a deterministic interrogator. Concerning the second variant, we demonstrate Second Life as a useful framework for implementing (some iterations of) that test.


Virtual Reality Turing Machine Virtual Reality System Communication Round Imitation Game 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Florentin Neumann
    • 1
  • Andrea Reichenberger
    • 1
  • Martin Ziegler
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Paderborn, University of Bochum, and Vienna University of TechnologyGermany

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