The Economist covers an interesting twist on the Turing test for artificial intelligence. Instead of software attempting to fool human judges into thinking they’re chatting to another person, it needs to fool gamers into thinking their playing against a human opponent.
Should we really be teaching computers to think how to fight, in millions of ongoing everyday simulations of different and complex combat situations?
Instead of declaring computers conscious when they can talk to us like civilized human beings, we’re going to finally acknowledge them when they beat us in a war. Sounds great!