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Tech Talk: A New Turing Test: Can AI Find a Missing Rabbit?

May 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

In Jon Klassen’s book “I Want My Hat Back,” a bear loses his hat. He eventually finds it on the head of a rabbit. He gets it back, but wait, what happened to the rabbit?

The group will be reading through the book as part of the presentation but if you want a head start click here.

Most readers can connect the dots and understand that the bear ate the rabbit, but could AI tell us what happened? That question became known as the “Bear Eats a Rabbit (BEAR) test”.

Our moderator, Casey Hudetz, spent the last year researching and interviewing AI experts to understand whether it was possible for a computer to figure out what happened to the rabbit. This question also sparked heated debates online with
some even trying to pass the BEAR test themselves.

This panel will be a continuation of this years-long investigation. Together, we will explore the power and limitations of AI through the lens of The BEAR Test.


  • Is it possible for current AI systems to understand the ending of the children’s book “I Want My Hat Back” by Jon Klassen?
  •  If the question cannot be answered, how soon would it be possible?
  •  When the question can be answered, what would be the implications for AI?

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May 12
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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