The concept of computers being a tool to accomplish our ideas limited by our imaginations will be solidified. The input, code and outputs will be concepts that will evolve as we see computers as extensions of our thoughts to make life better. The fact that we are very advanced, but we do not have AI is humbling.
After this lesson I have learned the logistics to run the Turing test and several modifications baed on my classroom environment. I was thinking of using Web. 2.0 tools such as digital posters to do it like the original test, but the students can believe that I have manipulated the computer and the test might no be as effective. I will definitely use the four kids and place them in two different rooms. I also plan to give the audience a copy of the questions double-sided (human - computer) and space for the students to record their answers so that they may use them as evidence in the discussions. I will make sure to elicit the questions we should ask form the students and I will leave some space in the hand outs for those class-generated questions.
I pan to use the bots provided and then use IBM WATSON to explore how it is able to understand unstructured data and most importantly, how Watson continue sot "Learn". Watson link: http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/ibmwatson/what-is-watson.html