The reverse can also be true: A computer is more likely to ask the same question twice. Here's an example from the chatbot contestant Ultra Hal: Judge: Hello Ultra Hal: Good morning judge. Eugene: By the way, I still don't know your specialty—or, possibly, I've missed it? "A major pickup point was topical issues," Warwick says.
Of course, this approach can backfire, as it did in the following exchange: Judge: So let's cut straight to the point. Judge: That's just the sort of answer I would expect from a computer. The Grand Prize of 0,000 and a Gold Medal has never been awarded, and remains reserved for the first computer whose responses are fully indistinguishable from a human's—the first computer that can truly "think" (at least, per Turing's definition). Last year's judges—a group of journalists, computer scientists, philosophy professors, and other academics—each sat at a computer screen split down the middle, with one chat on each side. "Geminoids' bodies are constructed by precisely measuring human models with a 3D scanner; gypsum is used to accurately capture facial contours." A page dedicated specifically to the Geminoid F model, written in Japanese, explains that the lab hopes this type of robot becomes more common in "communication media for every day life." It also includes a link to additional pictures of the tele-operated android.
cn reports that the "beautiful woman in a yellow sweater" with "silky black hair and sparkling dark eyes" was one of the World Robot's star attractions this year.While a human will likely remember that you asked, "What color is an apple? Judge: The weather for me is nice and mysterious with this blanket of fog. Humor can also be a good indicator of actual humanity—though with good chat programs, it's hardly foolproof. The entire performance collapsed as the barber noticed that none of the robots had hair. "With the best machines, you get the sense the machine is actually controlling the conversation—directing it while the interrogator is going along with it," Warwick says. " three minutes ago, a bot may not, so asking the same question a second time will produce an identical answer. Judge: I'm feeling well thanks, have you had breakfast this morning? Eugene: In my native town people says that meteorologists are like sappers; they make a mistake only once, but the difference is that sappers do that once in a lifetime and meteorologists—daily. "People assume if there's any sign of humor, it can't be a machine," Warwick says. Machines can spontaneously come up with jokes."Bot clowning can range from silly quips to witty wordplay. "With the less good bots, the interrogator is in control of the questions that are being fired, and is usually getting stubbly answers." Here's an example of Eugene Goostman's strategic questioning: Judge: mornin' boss, how's tricks? Frankly, I didn't get your question :-( Judge: no probs; I was just asking how you're doing Eugene: …Could you tell me what are you? Judge: I'm a user experience consultant Judge: How about you? One of the best strategies in Warwick's book is to ask situational questions—the weather this morning, the parking situation on the way to work, the color of the respondent's chair. Even at an advanced technology conference, movie stars can somehow command the attention of an entire room simply by showing up. The World Robot Conference in Beijing was reportedly taken by storm this week when the latest iteration of Geminoid F – an almost terrifyingly-realistic robot woman – made an appearance during the show.Known to many as "the world's sexiest robot," the rubber-skinned android can speak, sing, and even act according to China's state-run news service.I mean that there are people out there, right now, who are shagging a state machine.