A program built by Russian experts is the first to pass the Turing Test, which requires that some observers be unable to tell the difference between it and a human—and academics are worried about the implications for cybercrime.
By Peter Maass and Megha Rajagopalan, ProPublica —
A handful of media stories, blog posts and academic studies have been skeptical about such attention-getting figures. But that has not stopped an array of government officials and politicians from continuing to cite them as authoritative. Now, ProPublica has found new grounds to question the data and methods used to generate them.