Dante D’Orazio writes about Eugene Goostman who “seems like a typical 13-year-old Ukrainian boy”. “Goostman says that he likes hamburgers and candy and that his father is a gynecologist, but it’s all a lie. This boy is a program created by computer engineers led by Russian Vladimir Veselov and Ukrainian Eugene Demchenko. That a third of judges [at a Turing Test competition] were convinced that Goostman was a human is significant — at least 30 percent of judges must be swayed for a computer to pass the famous Turing Test.” Goostman is “the first computer [to] succeed”.

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