While most of the world was watching TV and surfing the web, scientists achieved the unthinkable: a pair of chatbots that can pass the Turing Test. A recorded conversation was posted to YouTube just a few days ago. Forgiving the digital voices, the content of the conversation is remarkably human-like. This feat is both exciting and scary. What will come next? When and how will this technology start changing the world? These are truly exciting times we live in!
(OK, yes, it’s an older viral video I just now came across. But it was way too funny not to post.)