Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 11th May 2004 18:27 UTC
Geek stuff, sci-fi... The Cambridge University mathematician laid the foundation for the invention of software. As part of its anniversary celebration, BusinessWeek is presenting a series of weekly profiles for the greatest innovators of the past 75 years. Some made their mark in science or technology; others in management, finance, marketing, or government. In late September, 2004, BusinessWeek will publish a special commemorative issue on Innovation. Elsewhere, there is also a special article for Turing.
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>>Can you prove to me that you are, in fact, human?

Actually, I'm not, I'm a C program, and I can't prove that either. The test conditions of the Turing Test prevent you from know with certainty what I am. You can only conjecture. However, face to face, where other more precise metrics can be applied, would quickly resolve the truth of what I am. So the test conditions are artificially contrived to insure a certain degree of uncertainty.

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