The Turing Test: Can a computer Pass for a Human?

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Alan Turing's Turing test is the focus of a short video that attempts to answer the question, "Can a computer pass for a human?"

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Instructional Ideas

  • Flip the lesson having class members watch the video, complete the comprehension check, and explore some of the related links before returning for a whole-class discussion
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource presumes viewers have previous knowledge of such terms as artificial intelligence, the Loebner Prize, chatbots, and cleverbots 
Pros

  • The resource includes the video, the comprehension check, links to related articles, and a discussion question
Cons

  • Rather than replicants, the video focuses on the ability of computers to replicate human speech