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Introducing the AI Mirror Test, which very smart people keep failing - The Verge:

The original AI intelligence test, the Turing test, is a simple measure of whether a computer can fool a human into thinking it’s real through conversation. An early chatbot from the 1960s named ELIZA captivated users even though it could only repeat a few stock phrases, leading to what researchers call the “ELIZA effect” — or the tendency to anthropomorphize machines that mimic human behavior. ELIZA designer Joseph Weizenbaum observed: “What I had not realized is that extremely short exposures to a relatively simple computer program could induce powerful delusional thinking in quite normal people.”

My main takeaway from all of this credulous, hyperbolic coverage of ChatGPT is that the Turing Test is maybe better thought of as a measure of human intelligence than of machine intelligence.

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