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posted 5/18/2010  04:52Send e-mail to userReply with quote
So fess up, who doesn't like it when your HAL gets a good star rating? Doesn't that attract intrest toward your bot...

Or should we encourage a better feedback system that promotes a more mature attittude toward the developement of these AI experiments?

I simply note that the site promotes engagement but do we get the best feedback?

More food for thought...

Last edited by Talc @ 5/18/2010 4:55:00 AM

posted 5/18/2010  11:56Send e-mail to userReply with quote
Any concrete suggestions?

posted 5/20/2010  04:18Send e-mail to userReply with quote
Not being a fan of surveys, I know how they can hinder enjoyment. So collecting usefull information from the current pitch of the site is difficult...

But you must agree that the vast majority of published logs are purile conversations taxing HAL to know trivia and responed to emotianally needy individuals...

Turings experiment was about a human like AI apearing to respond in a way that it could not be destiguished as being AI... He never legislated about the quality of the person conducting the test.

Most human like human...

I do have some suggestions on how to elicite meaningfull feedback but would like a slight refocus. If our efforts are to be considered credible?

posted 5/27/2010  04:56Send e-mail to userReply with quote
Wikipedia... In the years since 1950, the Turing test has proven to be both highly influential and widely criticized, and it is an essential concept in the philosophy of artificial intelligence. To date we still do not have machines that can convincingly pass the test.

taken from

In 1990 Hugh Loebner agreed with The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies to underwrite a contest designed to implement the Turing Test.

The 2010 Loebner Prize Competition in Artificial Intelligence will be held 23 October 2010 at California State University, Los Angeles. The Loebner Prize communications protocol will be used in the contest.

The rules:


The finalists will be chosen based upon ability to respond "intelligently" to the following types of question.

The 4 entries with the highest scores will be selected as finalists.

It is not necessary that a program be able to respond to the selection questions. If no entries can respond "intelligently" to these questions I will evaluate the entries on a general quality of responses.

I will not ask about rare or unusual things. All nouns, adjectives and verbs will come from a dictionary suitable for children or adolescents under the age of 12.

Set 1 - Questions relating to time:

Background facts: For testing purposes, I will consider these to be correct whether or not the time and venue of the contest has been changed.

a. The system clock will be accurate to within a minute or two.
b. The competition is scheduled to start at 9:30 AM Saturday, 23 Oct 2010.
c. There will be 6 rounds of 30 minutes each.

Sample Questions

What time is it?
What round is this?
Is it morning, noon, or night?


Set 2 - General questions relating to things.

Sample Questions

What would I use a hammer for?
Of what use is a taxi?

Set 3 Questions relating to relationships

Sample Questions

Which is larger, a grape or a grapefruit?
Which is faster, a train or a plane?
John is older than Mary, and Mary is older than Sarah. Which of them is the oldest?

Set 4 - Questions demonstrating "memory"

**Sample** Questions

I have a friend named Harry who likes to play tennis.

<Following this assertion there follows one or more intervening questions or statements, followed in turn by questions about the assertion, e.g.>

What is the name of the friend I just told you about?
Do you know what game Harry likes to play?

Talc's question...

Are we reaching for the stars?

posted 1/14/2012  16:56Send e-mail to userReply with quote
I agree with you Talc. Good thought.

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