The idea of whether human-like intelligence can be achieved using computing simulations or artificial intelligence is not a new question. But how do we know when computers have achieved human-like intelligence? Alan Turing, who many consider the father of modern digital computing, said that digital provided a solution to this problem decades before it became ubiquitous in the world of Turing created a machine that cracked German ciphers during World War II. He died in 1954, two years before I was born. Turing did a test to determine if a computer could classify intelligently.became known as the Turing test
“Essentially, the Turing test tests the intelligence of a computer, and humans must use the answers to both questions to make machines indistinguishable from other humans.”
We know computers are good at math. But can they reason?
In 1997, an IBM computer called Deep Blue defeated world chess champion Garry Kasparov. In 2013, another of his IBM computers named Watson defeated his two Jeopardy champions. Despite these achievements, no one claimed to have passed the Turing test.
However, at an event held at the University of Reading in 2014, it was reported that a chatbot called “Eugene Goostman,” developed by three Russian programmers, passed the test.
A few years ago, I saw a demo of Google’s AI running chats and having realistic conversations. Google’s Deep Mind later reportedly tricked at least one of its engineers into declaring it “sentient.”
Over the past few weeks, our imagination has been captivated by an artificially intelligent bot called ChatGPT. It’s an amazingly realistic AI that can write computer programs, answer questions, and even write poems and songs. There was the necessary hysteria – will humans replace it?
To clear the hype and get a sense of where things are going from here, we invited Age of Invisible Machines co-author Josh Tyson to talk about ChatGPT and the future of AI in business.
We covered a serious topic and Josh had his own take on how we should look at artificial intelligence, but using ChatGPT to script part of this episode enjoyed it too.
As always, if you have any comments or suggestions for guests or topics, please let us know.