Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Could CY Leung Pass the Turing Test?
Turing put forward what has become the standard test for artificial intelligence. A person sits at a keyboard and conducts a conversation online, not knowing whether the entity at the other end is a real person or a computer. Artificial intelligence will have come of age when the tester is unable to determine from the responses that a computer is in fact a machine, not a human being.
What I wonder is, given his tendency to substitute pre-programmed responses for genuine dialogue, whether Chief Executive CY Leung would be judged by the tester to be human or some form of artificial intelligence? Perhaps a requirement to prove oneself human should be added to the requirements for nomination as a CE candidate?