Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Turing Tested

Something interesting I learned today, thanks to Ben and Jerzy's blog.

They recently posted the Dilbert cartoon you see below. I didn't understand the joke, because I didn't remember what the Turing test was. Apparently I missed that day in my 15 years of schooling. Here's the cartoon:

Well in case you're an idiot like me and don't remember what the Turing test is, here's a pretty good description from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

I won't attempt to explain it in my own words, since Stanford can do a much better job than I can (and since I'm sure my philosophic friend Ben would not hesitate to correct me if I'm wrong), but read about the Turing test and then come back and read the cartoon.

Funny now, right? Thanks guys!

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