How a Fifth Amendment AI Flaw Explains Bryan Pagliano

Bad news for fans of robot lawyers. A study published in the Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence on Tuesday exposed a major flaw in the Turing test. An artificial intelligence could pass the Turing test by staying silent. In the U.S. constitution, the fifth amendment gives defendants the right to “plead the fifth,” so by staying silent in a court of law, an AI could pass the Turing test and nobody would suspect a thing. “If an entity can pass the test by remaining silent, this cannot be seen as an indication it is a thinking entity, otherwise objects such as stones or rocks, which clearly do not think, could pass the test,” said Kevin Warwick, one of the authors of the study from Coventry University. “Therefore, we…


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