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. 

–techcommgeekmom

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About TechCommGeekMom

Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who has recently started her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, and BASF North America, 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, TechCommGeekMom.com, 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, 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. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/daniellemvillegas, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog.
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