This is an interesting site about a bet between two very bright people. The bet is based on the Turing Test.
It relates to my classes becasue I have often used the example of the turing test when evaluation student work.
Background on the "Long Now Turing Test Wager."
Ray Kurzweil maintains that a computer (i.e., a machine intelligence) will pass the Turing test by 2029. Mitchell Kapor believes this will not happen.
This wager is intended to be the inaugural long term bet to be administered by the Long Now Foundation. The proceeds of the wager are to be donated to a charitable organization designated by the winner.