Harry R. Schwartz

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The Mechanical Turk


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Mechanical Turk

The Turk was an ingenious chess-playing “machine” devised in 1770 by Wolfgang von Kempelen. A really wonderful description of it can be found here.

The modern equivalent is Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, which uses people to perform simple tasks of object recognition.

I love fake AI.

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