writes "It seems that Cleverbot, the chatbot so ready to admit that it was a unicorn during a discussion with itself, has passed the Turing test. This past Sunday, the 1334 votes from a Turing test held at the Techniche festival in Guwahati, India were released. They revealed that Cleverbot was voted to be human 59.3% of the time. Real humans did only slightly better and were assumed to be humans 63.3% of the time."
As the Wikipedia link above points out, though, there's no single, simple "Turing Test," per se — many systems have successfully convinced humans
over the years. Perhaps Cleverbot would consent to taking part in a Slashdot interview, to be extra-convincing.