Re: The Liar

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From: Jeff Bone (
Date: Tue May 16 2000 - 00:32:23 PDT

Eugene Leitl wrote:

> She can be a paper tape or a glass bead Turing machine, it doesn't
> matter (but the response times will be a tad slow).

Yes we can tell, for about the next 15 years, based on observable response
times. After that....?

If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it's a fucking duck.

I'll observe from first-hand experience that Julia has already proven, in a
more situated fashion than AT ever imagined, that machine code --- albeit
totally naive and insubstantial machine code --- can pass the Turing Test in
a situated environment.

What, me try to seduce bits?

Well, not me. But I saw it happen.

I think that's ample proof for me, though whether it's a negative proof
against male-hormone-induced-cognition or pro AI I won't venture.


Someday I'll be rich on those $0.02, ;-)


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