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The Turing test: Can a computer pass for a human? - Alex Gendler


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What is consciousness? Can an artificial machine really think? For many, these have been vital considerations for the future of artificial intelligence. But British computer scientist Alan Turing decided to disregard all these questions in favor of a much simpler one: Can a computer talk like a human? Alex Gendler describes the Turing test and details some of its surprising results.

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  • Educator Alex Gendler
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  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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