Myers Test & Tyson Test (New Rugbyologisms)

Thanks to Transhumanism, Part Deux on Skeptically Speaking this past week I was thinking about the Turing Test, and, mostly, how it was not really that great for determining true artificial intelligence (AI), because who the hell cares if SkyNet can talk to you, if it has control of the nukes and has a plan to use them? Thanks to Twitter, I did get a couple of new suggestions for how to determine whether a computer is a true AI or not. With that prelude, I present two new Rugbyologisms:

  • Myers Test, named after Skeptic KO Myers, a true AI will only try to have sex with a toaster once when drunk.

  • Tyson Test, named after prominent astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, to a true AI the moon appears larger at the horizon than at the top of the sky.

Author: Josh Witten

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