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Aug 2, 2013
@khpage Yes it is Alan Turing. He asked the question: "Can machines think" and wrote this famous article: http://www.loebner.net/Prizef/TuringArticle.html

The article is hosted by Loebner who put up a reward for making a computer passing the test
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Aug 2, 2013
Is the "Turing Test" anything to do with the mathematician Alan Turing who, with others, was responsible for the first "computer" of sorts which was used to decode the secret Enigma code traffic produced by the Germans in World War II? P.S. I love it when Dilbert gets gnarly with the PHB and manages to put one past him without his even recognizing that something is going on....
Aug 2, 2013
@sweetnsilly: No you failed the Turing test if a) you participated in such a test and b) people were convinced you are a computer.
Aug 2, 2013
Computers have never passed the Turing Test, but funny enough human beings have failed it. An interrogator has to chat and he doesn't know if he/she is communicating with a human or computer. The interrogator says after a profound discussion about Shakespeare: "It is definitely a computer. No human could possibly have this much knowledge about Shakespeare."
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Aug 2, 2013
@High Priest Mikhal: "Something that tells people to do the strangest things and they would do it"? Of course! In fact, that's been around longer than computers. It's called a horoscope! :P
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