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GO ASK A.L.I.C.E: A Panel Discussion
Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 5:30 pm EST
The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments at Harvard University’s Department of the History of Science is hosting a semester-long exhibit, “GO ASK A.L.I.C.E: Turing Tests, Parlor Games, & Chatterbots”, highlighted in part by this special panel discussion on November 29.
GO ASK A.L.I.C.E explores the strange afterlife of the Turing Test as it has circulated in popular, scientific, and commercial cultures. It reexamines elements of Alan Turing‘s own interactions with humans and machines, later imaginations of thinking machines, as well as a famous attempt to translate Turing’s parlor game into a real test of artificial intelligence: the Loebner Prize.