In science fiction we often see androids or robots that can easily pass as humans from a distance and some could even pass themselves off as humans, as seen in the Terminator and 2001: A Space Odyssey movies and other great movies. Yet in reality it seems that computers are not at that level yet and when they are there is the Turing Test to pass.
What is consciousness? Can an artificial machine really think? For many, these have been vital considerations for the future of artificial intelligence. But British computer scientist Alan Turing decided to disregard all these questions in favor of a much simpler one: Can a computer talk like a human? Alex Gendler describes the Turing test and details some of its surprising results.
This is all great, but technology is not at that level just yet. So the question has to be, when do you think computers will be able to pass themselves as humans and pass the Turing Test? If you love this idea then why not visit TED Ed where there is a whole lot of information on this and other cool subjects to see.