How not to Imitate a Human Being

An Essay on Passing the Turing Test
  • Luke Pellen


Will a computer ever be able to convince someone that it is human and so pass the Turing Test? Programs that attempt to directly model high-level psychological processes are too rigid and lack flexibility and power. Current programs that attempt to pass the Turing Test work primarily by extracting keywords from user input and regurgitating preprogrammed responses. These programs can hardly be called “intelligent”. A much lower-level approach is required in which the goal is not to emulate a human, but to emulate intelligence. Such an approach would attempt to model low-level biological components of the brain using techniques such as feedback, recursion, artificial life, and genetic algorithms.


Turing Artificial Intelligence (AI) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luke Pellen
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  1. 1.Freelance systems analyst/programmer/graphic designerAustraliaSydney

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