A person has a telegraph, and is connected to two communication partners. One of the two correspondents is a machine. The person can ask anything with the telegraph. If the person cannot tell which of the two is the machine more than 50% of the time, then the machine is said to be intelligent.
The comic strip Dilbert makes several mentions to the PHB (Pointy Haired Boss) failing the Turing test.
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The original imitation game test, in which the player A is replaced with a computer. The computer is now charged with the role of the man, while player B continues to attempt to assist the interrogator. Figure adapted from Saygin, 2000.
- Harnad, Stevan 2008. The Annotation Game: on Turing (1950) on Computing, Machinery and Intelligence. Archived 18 October 2017 at the Wayback Machine. In: Epstein, Robert & Peters, Grace (eds) Parsing the Turing Test: philosophical and methodological issues in the quest for the thinking computer. Springer.
- Saygin 2000.