Has Inventor Made A Computer That's As Clever As A Human? -- The Independent
Rollo Carpenter's Cleverbot was smart enough to convince a group of techies it was a person. But can it fool Tom Peck?
Given that, in countless science fiction films, the moment when the computers start thinking for themselves tends to coincide with the end of the world as we know it, it is perhaps a little unsettling that an American inventor has for more than 20 years been sponsoring a prize to encourage such a feat.
More worrying still, a conversational computer by the name of Cleverbot has arguably just come closer than ever to doing it.
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