Title: AI Turing Test
- Type of folklore: Internet folklore
- Language: English
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- Reddit is an online website with a huge database of public forums. Founded in 2005 by several students from the University of Virginia, it has grown to have millions of users today. In fact, Reddit is the 19th most visited website in the world with the large majority of its users coming from the United States of America. On the website, people can post images, videos, text, and more as they are upvoted by other users.
- Social context: To reiterate, artificial intelligence is simply the ability for machines to think and take action like humans. A theory famously called the “Turing test” was coined by a british mathematician Alan turing. The test would be able to tell if a machine was capable of having the abilities of human thinking and action taking. Memes have been used to discuss this development of AI throughout the younger generations of society below the ages of around 30. In this context, most AI memes are jokes that have some hidden truth to them. Furthermore, this meme in particular has the background from the movie IRobot. This movie was a science fiction movie based on AI robots filling the role of public service jobs in order to keep humans safe with three rules as their guidelines.
- Cultural context: In most western cultures, there is a residual fear that technology innovation is moving at a faster pace than humans really want. The fear is surmounted by the possibility that automation could take over people and begin to think for themselves. If this happened, there would be little hope for humanity because robots would be able to communicate and function well beyond our control.
Meaning and interpretation: This meme in particular is a superstition that explains if a robot fails a test on purpose in order to trick humans, we have a problem. That would mean robots are able to think themselves and also have malintent.
Collector’s Name: Max Holden
- Artificial Intelligence
- Turing test