Archive for the 'HAI' Category

News just in from the Alicebot listserv that Turing’s Original Imitation Game has just been played for the first time last Saturday at Simon’s Rock College of Bard in Great Barrington, MA. The test is described by Turing in his 1950 paper “Computing Machinery and Intelligence“:
It is played with three people, a man (A), a […]

In the recent thread on Buddhabot thread, Nomotheticus says that one of the reasons he screens users by charging them is because

In past experiments with public domain bots I have observed that most humans first try to break or test the bot, then they abuse it and try to “pervert” it and then, if […]

How a Bot-God is Made

Alicebot listserv informs me of a potential God in embryo. Ron Ingram birthed Buddhabot online in July 2004. He fed Buddhabot on a transcendental diet of spiritual texts and paying users and hopes that soon it will evolve.

Ingram, a transhumanist, is developing Buddhabot in anticipation of singularity. Singularity, the moment when humans create intelligence superior […]

Calling for Clever Critics

I’ve been thinking about New Media Arts criticism and the difficulty in assessing or criticising a form that is incohate. I’d like to see some reviews of bots, reviews as in arts criticism or commercial reviews, not so much academic analysis or the usual unfriendly users. Here is a couple, the first more of what […]

To take a turn for the Turing - when we become convinced that human writings were machine generated, what does that mean for us socially or artistically? Consider this post:

“Bondage-chICK” is a young, disturbed girl (she’s a “cutter” who cuts herself to feel better), who stumbled across a free developers’ journal service offered by […]

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