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A chatbot named Eugene tries to cheat on the Turing Test Published: June 13, 2014

This week, the press was all over the story that a Russian-developed chatbot posing as a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy named “Eugene Goostman” was the first instance of an “artificial intelligence” to pass the Turing Test, Yahoo Tech reports.

The Turing Test, if you’re not familiar with it, is a test designed to measure the “humanity” of an artificial intelligence through text-based conversations. The benchmark: It has to fool humans into believing that a person is doing the typing.

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