COOL STUFF: "Flirting Robots Are Here!" (19 December 2007)
Quick post today: I read this article about the advances that robots have been achieving lately the other day ago...
I hate SPAM-bots!
BEWARE OF FLIRTING ROBOTS:
"A program that can mimic online flirtation and then extract personal information from its unsuspecting conversation partners is making the rounds in Russian chat forums, according to security software firm PC Tools. The artificial intelligence of CyberLover's automated chats is good enough that victims have a tough time distinguishing the 'bot' from a real potential suitor, PC Tools said. The software can work quickly too, establishing up to 10 relationships in 30 minutes, PC Tools said. It compiles a report on every person it meets complete with name, contact information, and photos." More and more, we're living in a William Gibson world.
Reader John Baker emails: "Professor: as much as I enjoy Gibson, ever heard of the Turing Test?"
Yeah, and it sounds like these robots are passing it in the real world on a regular basis. Though to be fair, I doubt Alan Turing envisioned administering the test with an audience of drunk, horny Russian guys.
They should written those into the Terminator movies... the audience would have cheered more when they were destroyed.
The Turing Test:
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