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Russian competitor of Siri named the best AI

Wednesday, 04 July 2012

An artificial intelligence technology developed by a Russian engineer triumphs at the international Turing Test contest.

An artificial intelligence technology developed by Russian engineer Vladimir Veselov has won this year’s Turing Test contest. The competition took place in Bletchley Park near London on the 100th anniversary of the birth of test originator Alan Turing, a mathematician and cryptographer.

The Turing Test has a human judge converse via a text interface with both a program and a human. The judge must deduce from the answers received whether the interaction is with a human or a program. A program passes the test if it convinces a judge that it is human in 30 percent of the conversations. Since software normally replies faster than a human, the replies are shown with controlled time intervals.

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