‘Artificial personality’ to get psychological test

June 30, 2001 | Source: KurzweilAI

A psychological test will be administered to a machine-based “artificial personality” known as GAC (Generic Artificial Consciousness).

GAC — pronounced ‘Jack’ — is being developed at the Mindpixel Digital Mind Modeling Project with the collaboration of nearly 40,000 Internet users, who have input more than 355,000 individual items of human consensus experience. The project’s organizers hope to build an accurate statistical model of an average human mind by 2010.

GAC will be evaluated using the MMPI-2 (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory) test over the next several months to assess its learning of human consensus experience from the Mindpixel project’s users. The test will be supervised and interpreted by psychologist Dr. Robert Epstein, Editor-in-Chief of Psychology Today magazine.