Friday, August 22, 2008
Allen Turing proposed a simple test for assessing the parity of artificial and human intelligence. A computer would pass the test if a person interacting through a keyboard, couldn't tell weather or not he was communicating with a human or a computer. But this test is not sufficient for me. To achieve true parity with humans, the computer should be better than a good cheat!
I have never seen human potential defined as the ability to take (or create) a test!
My own best definition of the highest of human capacity, that which separates us from everything that came before us, is that we have the ability to see ourselves in the context, and as active participants, in the evolution of the universe.
So, I await a computer who will scoff at Turing's little test and write something similar to this post.