Another sign that the future is merging with our present: the winners in the annual BotPrize competition are a couple of bots whose behavior was indistinguishable from that of human players in a simulated 3D death match.
In the game, bots and humans attempt to wipe out the other over several rounds of combat and the judges of the competition guess which opponents were human. This year marked the first time that the bots displayed a "humanness rating" of over 50 percent. The rating reflects the number of times that each bot was judged by humans to actually be human. … Read more