The Turing test-beating teenbot that fooled the world

A computer program that convincingly posed as a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy reveals more about human intelligence than artificial intelligence.

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A conversation between a human and 'Eugene', the Russian supercomputer. AFP Photo/University of Reading

After years of trying, it looks like a chatbot has finally passed the Turing test. Eugene Goostman, a computer program posing as a 13-year old Ukrainian boy, managed to convince 33 per cent of judges that he was a human after having a series of brief conversations with them.

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