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What Is the Turing Test, and Why is it Important?

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It has been reported that a computer program has passed the famous Turing Test by pretending to be a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy called Eugene Goostman. But just what is the Turing Test and why is this development so interesting? Sam investigates.