[…] Winners of previous months contests include: Mathetes (5/05) (mentioned here), Joan (6/05), and Gherkins (9/05). The April contest also features ALICE (discussed 1, 2, 3, 4) and my own Joe from Barthes’ Bachelorette. Although the contest differentiates between custom (from scratch) and template bots (”programmed by commercial bot company but trained by the user”), all 10 currently are competing in the same category. […]]]>
The Turing Original Imitation Game
Il primo personaggio del quale vi abbiamo parlato ? stato Turing, da qui siamo passati a spiegarvi il suo Test.
Il 16 Aprile 2005 al Simon’s Rock College, Cameo Wood, Melissa Leventhal and Allyson…]]>
Another question this raises is what exactly are the conditions of the Turing Test? Do you interpret the test (on computers and humans) as letting the interrogator know that one of the two is a computer or one of them is a woman.
This relates to chatbots because chatbots only seem to pass when they are presented without any signs that they might be computers. I believe Jeremy has an example of this he can add.
I would argue that chatbots themselves then become something entirely different. In other words, when the user knows that they are unquestionably encountering a computer, they behave differently, particularly along the lines we discuss elsewhere.]]>
This would be an appropriate time to plug Barthes’ Bachelorette. These chatbots reverse the gender imitation game, by measuring, among other things, the user’s performance of gender. Regardless of whether the user claims to be a man or a woman, the bots build their own impression of the user’s gender, much as we all do during online text-based communication.
This may also be an appropriate time to discuss Saul Traiger and other author’s assertions that in the Turing Test, the computer takes the position of the man and so must imitate the gender of a woman.]]>