So, is the Turing Test now redundant?
Whereas previously the test was of a machine's ability to exhibit intelligent behavior equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human, should it now be round the other way?
Should we be looking to see whether a human being can measure up to the ability of a machine, when the machine started with no experience whatsoever and simply learned from making every mistake that it was possible to make - but incredibly quickly.
AI is going to change our world in terms of capacity for gaining experience and exploiting it. That we know.
At what point will we be able to feed that learning back into the human mind?
Just a thought...
Until very recently, the machines that could trounce champions were at least respectful enough to start by learning from human experience. But now artificial intelligence researchers are rethinking the way their bots incorporate the totality of human knowledge. The current trend is: Don’t bother. Last October, the DeepMind team published details of a new Go-playing system, AlphaGo Zero, that studied no human games at all. Instead, it started with the game’s rules and played against itself. The first moves it made were completely random. After each game, it folded in new knowledge of what led to a win and what didn’t. At the end of these scrimmages, AlphaGo Zero went head to head with the already superhuman version of AlphaGo that had beaten Lee Sedol. It won 100 games to zero.