Balibarism! | Issue 16 | n 1
Alan Turing proposed that an artificial intelligence qualified as a capable of thought if a human subject, in conversation with it and another human, cannot tell them apart; the strange thing about the Eliza Twitter bot is it doesn’t come across as any more like a machine than those who keep repeating their points over and over and over, ad nauseum. It’s difficult to decide who’s failed the Turing test here. —
New Statesman | The ultimate weapon against GamerGate time-wasters: a 1960s chat bot that wastes their time
"5 Years of Junior Brain"
The reasons behind her actions, however, are noble: it was all part of a university project, in which she wanted to show how Facebook activity is not necessarily reflective of real life. Speaking to media in her home country, she said: “I did this to show people that we filter and manipulate what we show on social media, and that we create an online world which reality can no longer meet. “My goal was to prove how common and easy it is to distort reality. Everybody knows that pictures of models are manipulated. But we often overlook the fact that we manipulate reality also in our own lives. — Dutch Girl Fakes a Trip to South East Asia - Gap Year
(via The most terrifying gif I’ve ever seen. - Imgur)