Alan Mathison Turing was an
He is widelyconsideredto be
the father of theoretical
computer scienceand Artificial
AlanMathison TuringOBE FRS
23 June 1912 - 7 June 1954
The Imitation Game
Imaginewehave a man(A), a woman(B), anda neutral interrogator(C).
Thegoalof the gameisfor C — the interrogator— to discoverwho is the male (A)
andwhois thefemale (B).
Thegoalof A, in this case,is to makethe interrogatorfail,that is, fool him into
thinkingthat he isthe female.
An Interrogatorhasa conversationthroughthe aforementionedmethod (screen
andkeyboard)with a certainentity, which caneitherbe a human or a machine.
Even afterthis conversationthe interrogatoris not able to tell if the entity it was
interactingwithis amachineor ahuman.
Evolution of The Turing Test
The Turingtest basically approvesthe capabilitiesof a machineto think if
this machinecanbe undistinguishedfrom humans ina typed conversationfor
more thanone thirdof the times that the test isperformed.
The test only evaluatestextual communicationcapabilities, comprehension,
The test result does not depend on each correctanswer,but only how closely
itsresponses like a human answer.The computer is permittedto do
everything possible to force a wrongidentificationby the interrogator.
If an interrogatorwould not be able to identifywhich is a machineandwhich
ishuman, then the computer passes the test successfully.
Features required for a machine to pass the Turing test
Natural language processing
Vision (For total Turing test)
Motor Control (For total Turing test)