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How the Lovelace test raises the stakes for thinking machines


The Turing test has had a free ride in science media for far too long, says an AI expert:

In the view of Rensselaer philosopher and computer scientist Selmer Bringsjord, the iconic Turing test for human-like intelligence in computers is inadequate and easily gamed. Merely sounding enough like a human to fool people does not establish human-like intelligence. He proposes the much more challenging Lovelace test, based on an observation from computer pioneer Ada Lovelace (1815–1852) that true creativity is what distinguishes humans from machines. – Mind Matters News

Further reading: No materialist theory of consciousness is plausible. All such theories either deny the very thing they are trying to explain, result in absurd scenarios, or end up requiring an immaterial intervention (Eric Holloway)

Current artificial intelligence research is unscientific. The assumption that the human mind can be reduced to a computer program has never really been tested. (Eric Holloway)


How you can really know that you’re talking to a computer. In a lively exchange, computer science experts offer some savvy advice.

Nah. ReCaptcha is already doing the job. No need to invent something else. The people who are trying to invent unnecessary tests are not proving their own human qualities. They're running a for-loop on "randomly chosen ideas named after computer pioneers" to solve a problem, without noticing that the problem has already been solved by people outside their own neural net. polistra

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