Pulling Back the Curtain on the Wizards of Oz

The¬†Wizard of Oz experiment¬†(WOz) is a research approach in which an intelligent system is presented to users, typically as part of a research study. Unbeknownst to the user, the presented intelligence is a mirage, with the gubbins of the supposedly intelligent system run by a human operator pulling metaphorical levers. In other words, the intelligence …