Design for Simulation 4 Oct 2016

We learned about Artificial Intelligence and some theories regarding tests that determine if AI can pass off as a human. The main focus of the lecture was ‘What does AI say about us?’

One real life example was the ‘Turing test’ devised by the famous codebreaker Alan Turing (1912-1954), it was based on a test from the Victorian era known as ‘The Imitation Game’.

Science Fiction films such as Blade Runner (1982) and Ex Machina (2014) both delve into the topic of tests. The Voigt-Kammp test from Blade Runner uses a set of questions which the subject must answer accordingly, to determine if they are a human or a replicant.

The Voight-Kampff test from Blade Runner (1982) by Dailymotion user Anyclip.

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