Computer Nearly Passes Turing Test for Artificial Intelligence

Today, the machines became a little smarter, as a computer named Elbot managed to achieve a 25% success rate when convincing a human being that they were talking to another human. The experiment is called the Turing Test, after mathematician Alan Turing, and Sunday's saw six Artificial Conversational Entities (ACEs)… » 10/12/08 4:00pm 10/12/08 4:00pm