billy_mabrey Posted December 11, 2006 Share Posted December 11, 2006 A previous post in the forum about photography as a language, and seeing brilliant phographs of Mars from the Spirit and Opportunity rovers (some perhaps automaticly taken?) have come together into a startling thought: Could a robot making photographs pass a photographic turing test? If you are not familiar with the Turing test, it is a test which blindly pits a human versus a machine in a communication match. If the person can talk with the machine and the machine passes itself off as human (ie able to respond accuratly to human conversation input) it passes the Turing test. This test is generally the accepted confirmation of Artificial Intellegence. So far as i know.....no machine has passed the test yet. I myself belive that our own minds are nothing more then the functions of biological machines, as our brains are made from basic natural elements that work with in the bounds of physical law. I believe a mechanical brain, fasioned by whatever means, if it is able to accuratly recieve input and "compute" answers that allow it to pass the Turing test, then it too will have the function of a MIND. Is it perhaps possible that a robot could make photographs at its own discretion and algorithmic judgement of composition and subject, and pass those photographs off as being created by a human conciousness thereby passing a photographic Turing Test? Or would a robot be merely an over the top overly sophisticated shutter button, initiated by the human who turned it on? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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