The Turing test determined whether the participant was a human or an artificial intelligence . ChatGPT is the second chatbot to pass the challenge, only after Google’s LaMDA.
The progress of ChatGPT as an artificial intelligence model is exponential and is becoming more and more surprising. Now, the creation of OpenAI has overcome a key challenge: the Turing test.
This exam was the main differentiator between a machine and a human and now ChatGPT is the second AI to pass it, only after LaMDA, from Google.
Turing was outclassed
Alan Turing, in an essay in the 1950s, proposed a test to determine whether or not machines can reach the level of human intelligence.
In the exam, experts test whether artificial intelligence can interact, respond, and make them believe it’s really a human. It is done with a human evaluator.
ChatGPT passed the Turing test by tricking a panel of judges into thinking it was human. It was achieved with the help of three skills: dialogue management, a combination of natural language processing, and social skills.
The responses were mostly convincing, though there were certainly times when the judges hesitated.
Passing the test puts ChatGPT in a very privileged position , even though its data is limited to internet information until 2021.
What’s next for AI
ChatGPT has become huge in the market and is now being added to different commonly used platforms such as Messenger, Zoom or Discord.
Regardless of the test, ChatGPT is not yet fully capable of understanding the complexity and expression of human behavior and conversations, so it is not a topic to be afraid of, at the moment.
However, as thousands of specialists have signed, a regulation is necessary for the development of artificial intelligence to be positive for society.