‘Minimal Turing Test’ asks you to prove you’re a human with a single word



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A pair of scientists recently came up with a new take on the Turing Test. It goes like this: “Imagine you and a smart robot are both before a judge who cannot see you. The judge will guess which of you is the human. Whoever the judge thinks is the human will live, and the robot will die. Both you and the robot want to live.” It isn’t every day you come across a white paper that reads like a choose-your-own-adventure novel. But hats off to University of Pennsylvania’s John McCoy and MIT’s Tomer Ullman — they had us riveted from the…

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