Re: Does the market pass the Turing Test?

From: Stathis Papaioannou (
Date: Fri Jul 13 2007 - 03:30:48 MDT

On 13/07/07, Byrne Hobart <> wrote:
> I might be defining AI away from being meaningful, but to what extent could
> an AI project consider itself successful if it was neither implemented in a
> human brain nor in a computer but as a collection of memes, institutions,
> and protocols that yielded humanlike results from the contributions of
> numerous human and nonhuman entities? If so, the stock market qualifies: it
> passes the Turing test in the specialized domain of "How much cash would you
> hand over for the following set of future cash flows?"

Why limit yourself to the market: why not consider the entire world of
humans and their devices as a big problem-solving machine?

Stathis Papaioannou

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