Robots can crack the Turing test just by staying quiet

While it has its fair share of critics, the Turing test has become one of the most well-known ways of measuring artificial intelligence. The test, originally developed in 1950, states that if a human being can’t tell the difference between an AI and a real human over a chat program, the AI has passed. But now scientists have discovered a loophole of sorts in the Turing test, and it involves one of the oldest tricks in the book: simply staying silent. It turns out that silence on the part of the AI can help skew the perception of the person on the other end of the conversation, who is left wondering whether he or she is dealing with a shy (or offended) human being or a broken AI-powered bot. Scientists…

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