'Turing Learning' Promises More Flexible Robots

January 09, 2018      

In the 1950s, Alan Turing, a famous mathematician and computer scientist who helped Britain crack enemy codes during World War II, published a paper describing a test he called the "Imitation Game." This became the basis for a recent film, as well as "Turing learning."

The test is straightforward: A "judge" has to differentiate whether the "person" speaking to him or her is a human being or a computer. If the judge is less than 50% sure that the person talking to him is a human, then the comp...

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