A ''super computer'' has duped humans into thinking it was a 13-year-old boy to become the first machine to pass the ''iconic'' Turing Test.
Five machines were tested at the Royal Society in London to see if they could fool at least 30 per cent of their interrogators into thinking they were human during a series of five-minute keyboard conversations.
The test was devised in 1950 by World War II codebreaker Alan Turing, who said that if a machine was indistinguishable from a human, it was ''thinking''.
''Eugene Goostman'', a computer program developed to simulate a 13-year-old boy, managed to convince 33 per cent of the judges, organisers from the University of Reading said.
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