An artwork of a circuit board and a human head
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Is flat-pack furniture the ultimate test for robots?

Artificial Intelligence experts are devising a new way to test machine intelligence.

Prof Gary Marcus from 'Beyond the Turing Test Workshop' told BBC Click's Spencer Kelly the Turing Championships would host a series of events to test different parts of what defines intelligence.

"We are trying to figure out a way of evaluating real progress towards artificial intelligence," said Prof Marcus, "not the kind of narrow progress where you build a computer programme that can do one thing," he added.

The tests could include requiring a machine to assemble flat-pack furniture from a diagram - and the required parts - or a completing a comprehension challenge, Prof Marcus explained.

Last year, computer chat program Eugene Goostman was said to have passed the Turing test, but some artificial intelligence experts disputed the victory.

More at BBC.com/Click and @BBCClick.

Go to next video: Could this robot improve empathy?