The Most Human Human: What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us About Being Alive

February 29th, 2012 Brian Christian is the author of “The Most Human Human: What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive”. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Wired, The Wall Street Journal, Gizmodo, and The Guardian. Each year Turing Test sponsors confer the title of “Most Human Computer” to the machine most successful at persuading the judges it’s human. But there is another prize, bizarre and intriguing, for the real person who does best; the “Most Human Human” award.

3 Replies to “The Most Human Human: What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us About Being Alive”

  1. Excellent talk! 2 things im really curious about- What would happen if you put someone with Asbergers’ in the turing test as a confederate? How might the results be interpreted? Also, I recently watched this other talk, and these 2 guys say that the universe doesn’t care about your or my existence (richard dawkins says that, for reasons that don’t seem to relate to this talk, but the statement itself maybe does?)

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