'Jabberwacky' the computer wants to convince you its human!
London | September 18, 2004 3:49:11 PM IST
News Updated on Saturday, September 18, 2004 9:57:58 PM
Taking artificial intelligence to new heights, a computer is now going
to test its wits against humans, as it tries to fool them into
thinking that they are interacting with an actual person on the other
According to the Independent, the computer, which is called
'Jabberwacky' by its creator, a London based computer consultant Rollo
Carpenter, will compete at the annual Loebner Prize contest, where
computer programs try to pass the "Turing Test." The test includes a
text conversation between a human and a computer, with no fixed topic.
The human should be unable to tell whether they are communicating with
another person or a computer.
A human interrogator will quiz the four computer programs and one
human, without any clues to their identity, and decide which are the
machines and which the person.
If 'Jabberwacky' is successful, it would be branded as a 'thinking'
computer and it will stand to win a prize of 100,000 dollars. Rollo
hopes that 'Jabberwacky' will one day become people's favourite
companion and everybody will own their machine which they can converse
"I suspect in the future there will be ever-increasing move away from
things like TV to things like the internet and other communications
devices. Imagine where you have an iPod or mobile phone or little
robot that sits on your shoulder which keeps you company as you walk
along the street, or advises you on what to do. My approach is about
making something that gives you companionship," the report quoted
Rollo as saying. (ANI)