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Matrix-style Virtual Worlds 'A few years away'?

Posted Fri, Apr 04, 2008 by Aelryn

Just a few years! ::eyeroll::

Are you bummed out because you probably won't see a Matrix-style virtual world within your lifetime? You shouldn't be, according to a researcher at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Are supercomputers on the verge of creating Matrix-style simulated realities? Michael McGuigan at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, thinks so. He says that virtual worlds realistic enough to be mistaken for the real thing are just a few years away.

In 1950, Alan Turing, the father of modern computer science, proposed the ultimate test of artificial intelligence – a human judge engaging in a three-way conversation with a machine and another human should be unable to reliably distinguish man from machine.

Read more and tell us what you think about all this right here.

[Via Newscientist.com]

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