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Old 03-17-2017, 05:27 PM
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Brain scan: Terry Winograd
The Winograd Schema tests computers’ “understanding” of the real world

The Turing Test was conceived as a way to judge whether true artificial intelligence has been achieved. If a computer can fool humans into thinking it is human, there is no reason, say its fans, to say the machine is not truly intelligent.

Few giants in computing stand with Turing in fame, but one has given his name to a similar challenge: Terry Winograd, a computer scientist at Stanford. In his doctoral dissertation Mr Winograd posed a riddle for computers: “The city councilmen refused the demonstrators a permit because they feared violence. Who feared violence?”

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Finding a Voice:
Finding a voice | The Economist

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Old 03-21-2017, 12:54 AM
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I am not an expert in English so I may be totally wrong.

I realise common sense would indicate it was the councilmen who feared the violence, however, I get the feeling from my education all those years ago that the 'they' in this riddle should refer to the demonstrators.
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