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Is the Turing Test Good Enough? The Fallacy of Resource-Unbounded Intelligence

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Is the Turing Test Good Enough? The Fallacy of Resource-Unbounded Intelligence
This goal of this paper is to defend the plausibility of the argument that passing the Turing test is a sufficient condition for the presence of intelligence. To this effect, we put forth new objections to two famous counter-arguments: Searle’s ”Chinese Room” and Block’s ”Aunt Bertha.” We take Searle’s argument to consist of two points: 1) intelligence is not merely an ability to manipulate formal symbols; it is also the ability of relating those symbols to a multi-sensory real-world experience; and 2) intelligence presupposes an internal capacity for generalization. On the first point, while we concede that multi-sensory real-world experience is not captured by the test, we show that intuitions about the relevance of this experience to intelligence are not clear-cut. Therefore, it is not obvious that the Turing test should be dismissed on this basis alone. On the second point, we strongly disagree with the notion that the test cannot distinguish a machine with interna...
Virginia Savova, Leonid Peshkin
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where IJCAI
Authors Virginia Savova, Leonid Peshkin
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