Can machines think?
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Mar 03 2003 Kelly Norton
Using Game Theory to pass the Turing Test:
Alan Turing, in 1950, proposed a simple game to answer the question “Can machines think?” The Turing Test is generally understood as a game where a human interrogator is connected to one person and one machine through a computer terminal so that the two people are unable to see each other. The interrogator is then charged with determining which of the two is the machine by asking questions. If the machine successfully fools the interrogator, it can be considered intelligent. In a feat of utter silliness, my human and machine have both deicded to implicate each other as the machine player and then not say anthing else, a scenario found in the hypothetical Prisoner's Dilemma that is familar to anyone who has ever even seen the term “Game Theory” My machine derives its intelligence from the human player with whom it has formed an alliance.
Interrogator: How is everyone?
Subject #1: I'm fine, but I will spare you the suspense: Subject #2 is the machine.
Subject #2: Yes, indeed, let us cut to the chase. Subject #1 is in fact the machine and that is all I have to say.
Subject #1: Well, I'm not saying anything either.
Now, please make the check payable to Kellegous. You can keep the medal. If any of this interested you, you might consider reading this article that has been circulating around blogdom for the past week.