The Turing Test

Artificial intelligence has been researched for decades, and has resulted in many useful products, but still no system that is as intelligent as a human.

This activity explores just how we might recognise whether a system is truly “intelligent”. It involves reasoning about what it means to be intelligent, and even what makes us human.

The Turing Test


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Curriculum Links

Great Principles of Computer Science [info]
  • Automation, Evaluation
New Zealand Curriculum [info]
  • Technology Level 3: Technological systems
    • Understand that technological systems are represented by symbolic language tools and understand the role played by the “black box” in technological systems.