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What is the Turing test? And are we all doomed now?

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The Turing test has been passed by a robot named Eugene. So, asks Alex Hern, is it time to pledge fealty to the machines?

Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

I find this story interesting. While we talk a lot about content localization and translation, as well as about content in and of itself, this is interesting to see how content is being used for artificial intelligence. Part-way through reading the transcript, I think I might have picked up that this was not a human. I’ve spoken/written with enough people whose written language skills weren’t good to know. Still, it’s a pretty close attempt and worth noting. 


It makes me wonder if in time, technical communicators will be responsible for writing the content for artificial intelligence. Maybe. Time will tell, so it’s important to take note of this milestone. 


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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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