UT3 bots score higher on Turing test than human players

Friday, 28th September 2012 07:53 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Well, someone’s finally done it. Phys reports researchers at the University of Texas have created AI capable of passing a Turing test – fooling a human into believing they are interacting with another human. The computer scientists built a couple of Unreal Tournament 3 bots so lifelike that judges tagged both as human players 52% of the time – while actual human players usually manage about 42%. You know what that means, right? The singularity is coming. May our new machine overlords enjoy our feeble monkey efforts at fragging.

Thanks, Eurogamer.



  1. roadkill

    Oh that sound sweet! Also, really nice news picture Brenna! :)

    #1 2 years ago
  2. OrbitMonkey

    Pat should employ them! VG247 needs better writers :-P

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Freek

    The Turing test involves natural conversation, not running around UT shooting a rocket launcher.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. NiceFellow

    @3 correct. In fact this wasn’t a Turing test at all. The report I saw nicknamed it “the Turning test of gaming bots” which is a bit more accurate.

    It’s an interesting result but the method they used is obvious and not at all the point of a Turing test – i.e. the bots were programmed to mimic the human players present in the match with them.

    Clever result though nonetheless.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. mad1723

    And it was UT2004 too, not UT3! :P

    #5 2 years ago
  6. wheezal

    i for one welcome our new robot overlords

    #6 2 years ago

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