Why We Need a Physically Embodied Turing Test and What It Might Look Like

Charles L. Ortiz, Jr

Abstract


The Turing Test, as originally conceived, focused on language and reasoning; problems of perception and action were conspicuously absent. To serve as a benchmark for motivating and monitoring progress in AI research, this article proposes an extension to that original proposal that incorporates all four of these aspects of intelligence. Some initial suggestions are made regarding how best to structure such a test and how to measure progress. The proposed test also provides an opportunity to bring these four important areas of AI research back into sync after each has regrettably diverged into a fairly independent area of research of its own.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1609/aimag.v37i1.2645

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