Can you tell the difference between talking to a human and talking to a machine? Or, is it possible to create a machine which is able to converse like a human? In fact, what is it that even makes us human? Turing's Imitation Game, commonly known as the Turing Test, is fundamental to the science of artificial intelligence. Involving an interrogator conversing with hidden identities, both human and machine, the test strikes at the heart of any questions about the capacity of machines to behave as humans. While this subject area has shifted dramatically in the last few years, this book offers an up-to-date assessment of Turing's Imitation Game, its history, context and implications, all illustrated with practical Turing tests. The contemporary relevance of this topic and the strong emphasis on example transcripts makes this book an ideal companion for undergraduate courses in artificial intelligence, engineering or computer science.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. Turing the man; Part I: 2. Turing's ideas on machine thinking and intelligence; 3. A brief introduction to artificial intelligence; 4. The controversy surrounding Turing's Imitation Game; 5. History of conversation systems - from Eliza to Eugene Goostman; 6. Matters arising from early Turing tests; Part II: 7. The 2008 Reading University Turing tests; 8. 2012 tests – Bletchley Park; 9. Interviews with elite machine developers; 10. Turing2014 - tests at The Royal Society, June 2014; 11. The reaction to Turing2014; Index.