Over the weekend a program has passed the Turing Test - a test in which a computer tries to outwit judges into believing that it is a human. A test that has been seen as a reference for testing thinking machines.
But is it?
The winner was a program ("Eugen Goostman"), claiming to be a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy, that convinced a third of 30 judges.
To me the value of the Turing test in actual computer science is questionable - and in concrete I think that judges might have underestimated the intelligence of a 13-year-old non-native English speaker from Ukraine.
However, I am interested in fields were computers may outsmart humans. Maybe self driving vehicles, eliminating road deaths or other trustable robots.
But I think, if robots react to things we cannot see or other events we do not understand, we call them stupid.
So, the Turing test might be seen completely different 2050?