To what extend is the turing test still important?
The Turing Test, originally proposed as a simple operational definition of intelligence, has now been around for more than half a century. This paper chronicles some comments on Turing's classic article from its publication to the present. Within this context, the alternative versions of the Turing Test that were proposed in order to assess machine intelligence are discussed. Finally, the question of whether the Turing Test is still important is considered. The conclusion reached is that the Turing Test has been, and will probably continue to be, a very infuential, if controversial, mathematical model.