He argued instead that such machines were just tools, and extensions of the human mind.
He further stressed that machines’ understanding of language was entirely dependent on the context in which they were used, and argued that a more general computer understanding of human language was not possible.
In summary, the report looked at two major concerns; The research was carried out over 19 jurisdictions, involving legal experts from those countries selected.
As far as the first concern goes the findings of the report indicate that although most of the jurisdictions examined do criminalise webcam sex with minors in one form or another, the same cannot be said for webcam sex with a person such as Sweetie.
It is in these latter countries that Sweetie 2.0 can be employed as an investigative tool.
The report goes on to say; “For those countries where it is impossible to find a crime description that can be used to criminalise webcam sex tourism with a virtual minor, legislative changes are needed in order to enable the use of Sweetie.
Still, the bots you’re seeing today don’t much resemble Smarter Child and its predecessors—or , for that matter.
The restrictions are such that even undercover operations – common practice in countries such as the UK and the US – are banned, let alone digital images of children as applied by the Sweetie project.The bots that help teams run more efficiently in Slack aren’t trying to pass as human.There are exceptions–bots built with Toy Talk’s Pull platform, for instance, put an emphasis on personality–but in most cases, the relationship is transactional, and pleasantries are an afterthought.So far, though, Weizenbaum has been right about machines’ limitations: Despite significant advancements (and some exaggerated claims from bot makers), no one has been able to pass a true Turing test.“The hardest thing in the Turing test issue is that there’s no limit on what people can talk about,” says Michael “Fuzzy” Mauldin, the founder of Lycos and the creator of Verbots, a popular chatbot development tool from the 1990s.“And even if you tell people to restrict their conversations to a single topic, they bring in their entire world experience.”Even recent advances in big data and artificial intelligence haven’t solved the problem.
The arguments generated by the latter case are framed by whether a jurisdiction takes an objective approach (looking at the actual act) or a more subjective approach (looking more at the intention of the suspect) to the case.