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.

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  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