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Never Mind Turing Tests. What About Terminator Tests?

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Peter Fonda’s character greets a robot worker in the 1976 thriller “Futureworld.”
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In 1950 Alan Turing famously posed a litmus test for machine intelligence: A person conversing in a computer-chat-like manner must determine if the other side of the conversation is human or machine. If the difference can’t be detected, then the...

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