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The Lying Game

Can machines think? Can the truth set you free? You may be in for a surprise.

Alan Turing, of course, turned the original question into a celebrated test of computing machinery and intelligence. Rather than attack head-on, Turing recast the problem into what he called the "imitation game." The game, spelled out in a classic paper published in 1950, has three players: a man, a woman, and an interrogator - of either sex - who must determine which of the players is the woman. The interrogator communicates in text-only mode and knows the players only by ambiguous pseudonyms. The rules further require that the woman always tell the interrogator the truth. The man, on the other hand, must always lie.

Category : Articles
Year : 1997
Submitted :  6th, August 2008

1. Alan Turing - Alan Mathison Turing OBE FRS (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954) was an English computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher and theoretical biologist.