The Turing Test And The Theory Of Computer System

1833 Words Dec 19th, 2016 8 Pages
“Can a machine think?” Is a long lived question humans have had? If a machine can think then it must have the same intelligence as a human, then right? If a machine has human intelligence, then does that mean it has a mind of its own? It is desired by many humans to know if one day the answers to all these questions could be yes. In hopes of figuring this out, a testing method was created called the Turing Test. This test was created by an English mathematician named Alan Turing in the 1940s and 1950s. Alan Turing was interested in the idea of artificial intelligence, or the theory of computers being able perform tasks like humans. In result of introducing this theory, Turing developed a testing method called the Turing Test. This would answer the question “Can computers think?” The Turing Test consist of three subjects. Two of these subjects are humans and the other is a computer system. One human is the questioner who is required to ask the other two subjects a series of questions. By the responses of the other two subjects, the questioner has to determine which subject is the computer, and which one is the human. In order to receive accurate results, the test is repeated many times. If the computer system is believed to be the human subject by the questioner, then the computer system is confirmed to have artificial intelligence. However, questioning must be in a specific style for accurate test results. Computer systems have an advantage over humans in certain…
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