FWIW, I think that what I wrote in this post 5 years ago is probably not correct. It’s just cogent enough to make you wonder how in the hell it works, while just loony enough to make you sure it isn’t quite human. At any given time, there are quite a few people typing into cleverbot.
This was the first long-term wager on the “Long Now” website.
That means they must now suffer the indignities unethical bosses inflict on their human assistants, especially sexual harassment.
As bots do more of our bidding, their algorithms are spending more time parrying flirtations, dodging personal questions, and dealing with darker forms of sexual harassment.
There are several problems that I describe below, including a transcript of a conversation that I had with Eugene Goostman, the chatbot in question.
In my 2004 book , page 295 | Turing was carefully imprecise in setting the rules for his test, and significant literature has been devoted to the subtleties of establishing the exact procedures for determining how to assess when the Turing test has been passed.