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The Physically Embodied Turing Test

(If) Most test for machines focus on cognition. (Then what does test for humans focus on ?) His-Story and Fake News !

This test is more like shop class; an AI has to physically manipulate real-world objects in meaningful ways.

The test would comprise of two tracks.

The construction track, a physically embodied AI-a robot, esentially-would try to build a structure from a pile of parts using verbal, written and illustraterd instructions (imagine assembling IKEA furniture).

The exploration track would require the robot to devise solutions to a set of opened but increasingly creative challenges using toy blocks (such as "build a wall" "build a house," "attach a garage").

Source: Scientific Ameircan March 2017 (John Pavlus)

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