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The Russian program for the first time in history passed the Turing test.

The development of immigrants from Russia and Ukraine was the first in history to pass the Turing test for determining the “humanity” of a computer. This is reported on the  website of the British University of Reading.
The Turing test was proposed by the British mathematician Alan Turing to find the answer to the question: “Can a computer think?”The test is considered passed if, according to the results of a series of 5-minute correspondence, 30 percent of judges decide that communication was conducted with a person.The University of Reading statement said that on Saturday, June 7, the test was passed for the first time in its 65-year history. The “boy Eugene”, created in St. Petersburg, was able to mislead 33 percent of judges.

The development of the 13-year-old “Yevgeny Gustman” (or Gusman) was carried out by a native of Russia, Vladimir Yeselov, living in the USA, and a Ukrainian, Yevgeny Demchenko, living in Russia. The creators of the program note that the declared age of the virtual boy has helped him more effectively build the logic of his communication.

Our main idea was that he could argue that he knew something, but it was also reasonable from his age that he did not know everything. Vladimir Veselov, creator of “Eugene Gustman”

According to  The Independent and  The Verge , “Eugene Gustman” claims that he lives in Odessa, loves hamburgers and sweets, and his father works as a gynecologist. One of the old versions of the program has been published online  , but at the time of writing this note it was not available, probably due to the influx of visitors.

“Evgeny Veselov” appeared in 2001. In 2012, the program almost passed the Turing test, convincing 29 percent of judges.

In addition to the development of Veselov and Demchenko, four more programs participated in the competitions organized by the University of Reading. Their success is not specified.

According to visiting professor at the University of Reading, Kevin Warwick, the possible claims that the Turing test was completed earlier are untenable. He stressed that in the world there were several different competitions with the mention of this test, but the last one on Saturday was closest to the ideal one.

Varvik noted that the greatest number of simultaneous tests were conducted in this competition, their results were certified by an independent party, and there were no restrictions on communication with the test computers.

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