"I have had a long-term wager with Mitch Kapor in which I predicted that a computer program would pass the Turing test by 2029 and he predicted that this would not happen, see links below.Response by Ray Kurzweil to the announcement of chatbot Eugene Goostman passing the Turing test | KurzweilAI
This was the first long-term wager on the “Long Now” website. The bet called for $20,000 to be donated from us to the charity of the winner’s choice.
As a result, messages have been streaming in from around the world congratulating me for having won the bet.
However, I think this is premature. I am disappointed that Professor Warwick, with whom I agree on many things, would make this statement. There are several problems that I describe below, including a transcript of a conversation that I had with Eugene Goostman, the chatbot in question."
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Response by Ray Kurzweil to the announcement of chatbot Eugene Goostman passing the Turing test | KurzweilAI
Another take on the recent Turing Test proclamation