The Turing Test is a short film about a scientist and the female robot he creates. In a dark cellar the scientist attempts to teach his creation, but ends up falling in love, but how successful has he been in creating life? This film idea came from my knowledge of artificial intelligence. The ‘Turing Test’ is a means by which we measure how convincing computerised agents are. I wanted to challenge the boundary between simple mimicry and outright conscious intelligence, and how would we know one from the other. The names of the characters come from classic A.I. – Alan Turing, one of the key scientists behind general purpose computation; and Eliza, one of the first A.I. computer programs.
Alan – Mike Archer
Eliza – Ivy Corbin
Director/Writer – James D. Edge
Director of Photography – Christina Ruloff
Camera Operator – Jannicke de Lange
Composer – Laura Stevens
Choreography – Kristina Pfeffer