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 Tests that show machines closing in on human abilities

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Date posted: 23/01/2009

It may have been dreamt up in 1950, but the Turing test - a simple way to tell if a machine can think - still holds powerful sway over many researchers striving to produce a machine at least in some respects equal with a human.

Nowadays, although UK mathematician Alan Turing's test is still relevant, and unbeaten, new forms of it have evolved. New ways are being developed to test how well machines can match aspects of human intelligence, including animated human faces, androids, a jazz improvization program, and military robots.

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