The ideological Turing test (sometimes called the political Turing test[1]) is a test of a person's ability to state opposing views as clearly and persuasively as those views are stated by their proponents. The test was originally proposed by Bryan Caplan,[2] in analogy with Alan Turing's "imitation game"—more widely known as the Turing test—, which measures a machine's ability to exhibit intelligent behaviour indistinguishable from that of a human.

Further reading

Brin, David (2000) Disputation arenas: Harnessing conflict and competitiveness for society’s benefit, Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, vol. 15, pp. 597–618.

Caplan, Bryan (2011) The ideological Turing test, Econlog, June 20....

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