As some of you who have had the misfortune of emailing with me may know my email signature has been for a long time
–Studying for the Turing Test
A bad joke yes but …
Let me ask you … if you were the interviewer in the Turing Test how would you question the target to determine if they were a human or a computer? My personal strategy would be to focus on opinions that are very hard for a computer to fake. I would ask philosophical (especially) ontological questions. I can ask most of these questions in terms that a 3rd grader would understand but a computer would have a very hard time both understanding what I have asked or answering me in a coherent matter.
“If we have a ball that is red and 15 cm and a ball that is blue and 20 cm. What is it that makes the balls different? How do we know that both are actually balls?”
“What makes both of these balls different than a round rock?”
What does it mean for something to exist? (then follow up this question with a question on the border of the answer given) ex:
Me: “What does it mean to you to exist”
Unknown Target: “It means to be real, to have a physical presence”
Me: “Do dreams exist?”
How would you attempt to determine the other side in a Turing test.