A sassy chatbot named Rose just won a big test of artificial intelligence

Rose is a 31-year-old security analyst and hacker from San Francisco, a self-described “computer nerd” with “quirky attitudes” towards life, and an “unorthodox family.” She doesn’t like for people to know too much about her because her work makes her aware of how “under surveillance we all are,” but she also has a “flamboyant and fun-loving side” and likes to drink socially. She may sound like someone you know, or maybe even someone you’d like to date, but she’s not actually human. Rose is a chatbot, and a very good one – she won recognition this past Saturday as the most human-like chatbot in a competition described as the first Turing test, the Loebner Prize. Rose won only a bronze medal in the competition rather than gold, because – although…


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