When will a computer pass the Turing Test?

An interview with Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google
August 14, 2013

“Many people in AI believe that we’re close to [a computer passing the Turing Test] within the next five years,” said Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google, speaking at The Aspen Institute on July 16, 2013.

In a wide-ranging interview by writer/biographer Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, Schmidt covered topics ranging from future user interfaces (“the next UI is AI”) to phone-based medical diagnosis, appropriate Google Glass apps (“no face recognition”), better transportation, H1B visas, online education, data mining, surveillance and privacy, micro-transactions, anonymity vs. Internet IDs, connectivity, economic growth problems, robot effects on jobs in China, censorship, and online advertising.

Schmidt is co-author of The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business (Knopf, 2013). Isaacson has authored biographies of Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, and others.

The Hurst Lecture Series is underwritten by the Hurst Family Foundation and feature talented, high-profile leaders in conversation for a public audience throughout the year in Aspen.