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Does GPT-4 Pass the Turing Test? Cameron Jones and Benjamin Bergen examine whether GPT-4 can pass the Turing Test (convincing a human that it is human). They find that the best-performing GPT-4 prompt passed in 41% of trials – which is better than previous AIs but worse than chance and far worse than humans. Participants’ decisions were based mainly on linguistic style and emotional cues.
Prosocial motives underlie scientific censorship by scientists: A perspective and research agenda. Cory Clark and colleagues review the literature concerning scientific censorship in modern academia. Analysing data collected by the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression, they find that the number of incidents in which academics were targeted for their teaching or research has increased substantially, reaching a peak in 2021.
Sex differences in human mate preferences: Evolutionary hypotheses tested in 37 cultures. In a classic article from 1989, David Buss tests evolutionary hypotheses about sex differences in mate preferences using data from 37 different cultures. He finds that in all 37 cultures, women place greater value on financial prospects than do men, whereas men place greater value on youth and good looks.