This is big. A computer program has successfully managed to fool a bunch of researchers into thinking that it was a 13-year-old boy named Eugene Goostman. In doing so, it has become the first in the world to have successfully passed the Turing Test. The test is named after computer pioneer Alan Turing. To pass it, a computer program needs to dupe 30 percent of human judges in five-minute, text-based chats, a feat that until now had never been accomplished.
Fortunately, the program passed "just barely" according to judges.
We here at the Daily Dirt Diaspora family of blogs have been writing about our concern regarding the fast-approaching "Robotalypse" for well over a decade, so we'll definitely be keeping you posted on this front of the war, as well.
We now take you back to our regularly scheduled program of paging through the history books for crazy paracultural events to remark upon.