Eliza was an early artificial intelligence that simulated a psychiatrist. The user could interact with it giving answers to questions posed.
Although quite simple, it did manage to fool some people into thinking that it was a real person, just like a Turing Test. It’s what first interested me in artificial intelligence. This is a much more modern approach.
I wonder how many people will be fooled this time?
See more on The Economist website: http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21612114-virtual-shrink-may-sometimes-be-better-real-thing-computer-will-see