Inverse Turing Test?

The basic idea of the Turing Test is that if, after an extended (written) conversation with a human and a computer, you cannot tell which is which, you must conclude that the computer possesses human-like intelligence.

But what if you want to test a human’s intelligence, by comparing with computer-generated responses? Consider the Sarah Palin interview generator and compare with her actual answers..

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  1. Three things -That site is such a gem.That woman is very scary.I really want Joe Biden to kick her ass on Oct 2.

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  2. Very scathing article about her from Rolling Stone magazine –http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/17504

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  3. szerelem — Biden should just give her enough rope. Unfortunately he is just as likely to shoot his mouth off, make a fool of himself and give her an escape route.sunil – that article was written after her convention speech, when Republicans were ecstatic at their new saviour and Democrats were despondent. Taibbi may be a bit more optimistic now (or maybe not).

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  4. brilliant, thanks!(i too think that what biden needs to do is talk as little as possible, and stick to the facts.)

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  5. What? Homer Simpson doesn’t have the smallest brain in America?

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  6. Rahul, I am not sure if you pay attention to right-wing commentators, but the more thoughtful ones like David Frum offer a fairly balanced take on her. The Economist is hopping mad with McCain for having picked her.

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  7. I subscribe to the Economist, and came across Frum’s comments on Andrew Sullivan’s blog (where also I saw this — belated hat-tip). Also Kathleen Parker, who initially supported Palin, spoke out strongly. And George Will has actually come out strongly against McCain (for his “I’d fire the SEC chairman” comment). It’s a sinking ship, but there are millions who will still vote Republican because it’s written in the Bible.

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