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"Q. What kind of technology are you using?

A. It’s a simple software problem called natural language processing, basically another name for a chat bot. It’s a simple form of artificial intelligence, and quite old fashioned. It was very popular in the 70s around the time of this debate.

In 1950 Alan Turing proposed what has become known as the Turing test. The idea was that if you can create a machine that can trick a human into believing that it’s got consciousness, then that counts as consciousness. The idea was that consciousness is in the eye of the beholder somehow. It’s created a big interest in natural language processing to see whether people could write software programs that would successfully trick a human user into believing that they are conversing with another human being."

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