Turing The Premises

Turing The Premises

It's around this time that computers start growing her on their processors.

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Well, that can also pass as your average 25 year old dudebro. Or your average 4chan user.

On another note, I now know "ageism" is an actual thing.

Looks like you 2 really wanted to have some fun with tags on this comic.

OT: Funny comic as always great way to wake up

Ah, this reminds me of the fun I've had with Cleverbot. For instance:

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I have a strange Déjà vu. I feel like I have seen this joke a few days ago.
Ah found it: http://hijinksensue.com/comic/more-human-than-human/

Did something turing test related happen?

Mirthen:
I have a strange Déjà vu. I feel like I have seen this joke a few days ago.
Ah found it: http://hijinksensue.com/comic/more-human-than-human/

Did something turing test related happen?

Yes. Or to be more accurate, no. It's linked below the comic.

Can I just say that I had many, many suspicions about the Turing Test story? I have trumpeted my distrust of AI for years, after all...

Anyway, this was the first thing that popped to my head as well. :D

I regularly enjoy this series but this was a real solid one based solely on the last 2 panels.

Scars Unseen:
It's linked below the comic.

Thanks, somehow I didn't see that link. (And totally missed this whole story)

It's a bit sad that there were reporters who believed this without checking for the original rules of the turing test or prior "attempts" at passing it.

An admittedly obvious joke made really funny by great execution.

Nothing more to say really, good work guys.

Oh cleverbot.

U R A FAGGOT.
That is what I think of you. And if you don't know that question then you aren't a person but a computer or a really smart dog.
U R A FAGGOT.
Eh?! What file?
U R A FAGGOT.
What is that?

Ehm...well, what can I say. I get it, it's a satire/stab, but...a Turing test isn't really run on such a short exchange.

So, okay for an easy laugh (I laughed!), but I hope people don't take it as a credible source about how the entire process works (because, goodness knows, this is the internet and people are just....people)

The thing that always bothered me about the Turning Test as a metric for artificial intelligence is that I feel like many representations of sentient AI in science fiction would actually fail such a test. Fantasy AI often have stilted speech patterns and obvious distinguishing characteristics, like a lack of emotion or inability to understand human motives. They are still portrayed as sentient, but very obviously inhuman.

On the flip side, even if someone made a sufficiently complex chatbot that could mimic idle conversation and parrot back reasonable responses, that doesn't mean the program is actually "thinking" independently. Like a conversation with Cleverbot, the illusion of sentience vanishes when it eventually throws a non-sequitur and it becomes clear that the machine has no awareness behind its mimicry.

Alan Turing's death had its 60th anniversary three days ago. During his short life Alan Turing was discriminated against, victimised, indicted, institutionalised against his will, forced to take hormones and chemically castrated because he was homosexual. All of this in spite of his contribution to the war effort against the Nazis.

Because of the hormones he developed breasts, something he very likely didn't take well because he was a very athletic runner and tennis player before.

Also he developed a severe depression and took his own life by taking cyanide.

I don't think his legacy is served well by making a joke like "lulz, homophobic teenagers" almost on the anniversary of his death especially with the circumstances in his life.

I'm not saying this was the intention of Cory and Grey. I just would've wished for a bit more sensitivity.

I am shocked. SHOCKED, I say!

I'd say about 70% of the episodes of this comic don't hit for me, but every once in a while they get it right. This was definitely a good one. The heart of well-executed satire: exaggerate the ridiculous aspect of something while also playing it completely seriously.


And I'm tempted to just spam Adult Privilege to see how many people would die of alcohol poisoning.

"I am a genderless, immobile machine and even I have had sexual relations with your mother."

It's funny because AI's are dicks.

:P

this is pretty much what i thought when i first read about this

I love how you linked to the Techdirt article about how this is bullshit on a website that itself reported that bullshit.

Ah, Kevin Bloody Warwick, an embarrassment to scientists in general, and cyberneticists and AI researchers in particular. And yet more proof (as if we needed any) that as long as you have tenure you can be barking mad and it doesn't matter. Remind me to continue encouraging prospective University students to avoid Reading like the plague.

SL33TBL1ND:
I love how you linked to the Techdirt article about how this is bullshit on a website that itself reported that bullshit.

That's the unfortunate consequence of a light-entertainment site running hard science articles. Science-stuff brings in big hits, but few sites have the time, staff and qualifications to vet that shit properly.

This is even more hilarious considering it's a Turing test.

RoonMian:
Alan Turing's death had its 60th anniversary three days ago. During his short life Alan Turing was discriminated against, victimised, indicted, institutionalised against his will, forced to take hormones and chemically castrated because he was homosexual. All of this in spite of his contribution to the war effort against the Nazis.

Because of the hormones he developed breasts, something he very likely didn't take well because he was a very athletic runner and tennis player before.

For historical accuracy, I am NOT saying it was OK by any stretch of the imagination, he got the choice between 1 year of house arrest or 1 year of chemical castration (for reducing his labido) because he had sex with another man, not just because he was homosexual.
It was NOT a lifetime of jail or castration as many think it was.

Also he developed a severe depression and took his own life by taking cyanide.

They never actually tested for that, it was just assumed with his purchase of cyanide and the bite of the apple.

The Wooster:

SL33TBL1ND:
I love how you linked to the Techdirt article about how this is bullshit on a website that itself reported that bullshit.

That's the unfortunate consequence of a light-entertainment site running hard science articles. Science-stuff brings in big hits, but few sites have the time, staff and qualifications to vet that shit properly.

Well you could start by automatically binning stuff that mentions the University of Reading or Kevin Bloody Warrick. Brigam Young University is another with a history of stretching the truth. Or don't reprint them at all, or reprint only from sites that bother to do their research, like Techdirt.

Boris Goodenough:

RoonMian:
Alan Turing's death had its 60th anniversary three days ago. During his short life Alan Turing was discriminated against, victimised, indicted, institutionalised against his will, forced to take hormones and chemically castrated because he was homosexual. All of this in spite of his contribution to the war effort against the Nazis.

Because of the hormones he developed breasts, something he very likely didn't take well because he was a very athletic runner and tennis player before.

For historical accuracy, I am NOT saying it was OK by any stretch of the imagination, he got the choice between 1 year of house arrest or 1 year of chemical castration (for reducing his labido) because he had sex with another man, not just because he was homosexual.
It was NOT a lifetime of jail or castration as many think it was.

Also he developed a severe depression and took his own life by taking cyanide.

They never actually tested for that, it was just assumed with his purchase of cyanide and the bite of the apple.

Well, he kinda was castrated for the rest of his life because he died a bit over a year later.

SL33TBL1ND:
I love how you linked to the Techdirt article about how this is bullshit on a website that itself reported that bullshit.

Ha ha! Irony.

Mirthen:
I have a strange Déjà vu. I feel like I have seen this joke a few days ago.
Ah found it: http://hijinksensue.com/comic/more-human-than-human/

Did something turing test related happen?

Yeah, that's where I first saw that joke. And Hijinks Ensue did it much funnier.

It's the last panel that really sells it. That actually made me chuckle.
Well, I'm glad I took a peek at this webcomic again. Nice to see it still can be funny after all!

 

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