18 thoughts on “The Turing Test

  1. Emsthemonster March 20, 2017 / 12:57 pm

    Quite a stubborn statue – not in a playful mood.

    • Doug March 20, 2017 / 2:02 pm

      He’s a might stiff ..

      • Emsthemonster March 20, 2017 / 2:21 pm

        yeah, not just the upper lip

        • Murray C. March 20, 2017 / 2:37 pm

          Hee, hee!

  2. Murray C. March 20, 2017 / 1:08 pm

    I hadn’t realized the statue was of Turing.

  3. DebG March 20, 2017 / 1:14 pm

    The camera’s giggle-shaking is especially endearing.

  4. Murray C. March 20, 2017 / 1:15 pm

    If you’re paying attention to NTM’s calendar you will see it’s the Spring Equinox as well as World Sparrow Day – but did you know it’s also World Happiness Day???? Yessiree, boys and girls, it is. So be happy dagnabbit, not a disapproving rabbit! (sorry, the devil made me do it.)

    • tara March 20, 2017 / 1:22 pm

      “Dagnabbit”? Thanks Murray C. That did it! 😀

  5. DebG March 20, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    Is this some kind of Turing Test?

    • Doug March 20, 2017 / 2:01 pm


  6. Faye March 20, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    What is amazing to me is the assumption by the dog that anything in human form would, of course, throw the stick.

    That’s a doggie version of a test to detect authentic humans. Robotic programmers and alien body snatchers would be wise to take note.

    Stick fetching dogs may be our first line of defense from cyborgs or invaders from other planets.

    • Murray C. March 20, 2017 / 2:38 pm

      Faye, I think you’re on to something!

    • DebG March 20, 2017 / 3:13 pm

      So it’s a Canine Test for Turings.

      • allein 🐾 March 20, 2017 / 6:33 pm


    • Blue Footed Booby March 21, 2017 / 8:49 am

      Dogs can even identify uniforms! Sgt Stubbs, from the first world war, once attacked a German scout who had snuck into the American trenches to map them out.

      Loukaniko, the famous Greek protest dog who would bark at police, was reportedly initially confused when he saw police officers (on strike) facing off against riot cops trying to disperse the protest. But as always, the second batons came out Loukaniko sided with those being attacked.

  7. Alice Shortcake March 20, 2017 / 4:45 pm

    I had to read the caption a couple of times before I saw the artificial intelligence and Imitation Game references. Evidently I’m barely capable of passing a Turing test myself.

  8. Faye March 20, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    Coincidentally, I last night I began watching the first season of West World. Highly technical Science Fiction mixed with cinematically stunning panaramic homages to old movie Westerns. Heartbreaking storyline. Turing would not even be able to formulate a test.

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