Jenny was an (imaginary) friend of mine

28 July 2004

Interestingly, the work on chatbots passing the Turing test (or humans failing it), keeps on progressing, as someone writes Jenny18 (via Boing Boing and gromblog), a robot program that simulates a dumb, horny blonde, and manages to convince an awful lot of cybersex enthusiasts she is a real person, effectively passing the Turing Test.

As I’ve pointed out before, this actually is humans failing the Turing Test, rather than any computer program passing it. The chat logs (NSFW) are amusing as so much of the “erotic” conversation is hilariously illiterate and not particularly erotic. Anyone familiar with my friends will be amused particularly by this one – now we know what “other priorities” really means.


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Can I just point out that the “Armand” in the Jenny18 logs *isn’t* me- I mean, I’m sad, lonely and desperate, but this just isn’t my scene!