yt? A "life-like" worm passes the Turing test

A story on NPR talks about a new internet worm that is luring AOL users into clicking on a link that allows the virus to spread by chatting with them. It seems that the program is such a good chatter that some people can't tell the difference between the piece of software and their real live friends. It sounds like it passes the Turing test... at least for AOL users.

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About Phil Yanov

Phil Yanov is a Technologist, Columnist and Public Radio Commentator.

He is the founder of Tech After Five as well as the founder and President of the GSA Technology Council and the IT Leadership Council.

His personal technology column appears in Greenville Business Magazine and the Columbia Business Journal.

He co-hosts the Your Day technology shows heard on NPR radio stations across South Carolina and is a frequent contributor to technology stories appearing on radio and television.