Latest in Gaming

Image credit:

Bots 'out-human' humans in competition

MJ Guthrie
September 27, 2012
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Who's a bot and who is not? Careful with your guess; you might just have it backwards! Alan Turing, a mathematician and computer scientist born 100 years ago, argued that the best measure of sentience in a machine is whether it can fool us into believing it is human. And in a recent gaming tournament pitting AI bots against humans, two artificially created virtual gamers did just that.

Set in Unreal Tournament 2004, the competition gave players "judging guns" to tag which competitors they thought were human and which they thought were bots. Two bots created by scientists convinced the judges that were more human than half of the human competitors. In fact, both bots mimicked human behaviors well enough to receive a humanness rating of 52%, whereas the human players in the tournament averaged only 40%.

[Thanks to Matt for the tip!]





All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

NVIDIA apologizes for RTX 3080 order chaos

NVIDIA apologizes for RTX 3080 order chaos

View
You’ll need more than $299 to truly enjoy next-gen gaming

You’ll need more than $299 to truly enjoy next-gen gaming

View
Apple iPad (2020) hands-on: A better kind of basic

Apple iPad (2020) hands-on: A better kind of basic

View
Confused about which console to buy? Just wait.

Confused about which console to buy? Just wait.

View
'Fortnite' made a historic $1.8 billion in 2019

'Fortnite' made a historic $1.8 billion in 2019

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr