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The Constructability of Artificial Intelligence (as defined by the Turing Test)

Edmonds, B. (1999) The Constructability of Artificial Intelligence (as defined by the Turing Test). [Preprint]

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The Turing Test, as originally specified, centres on the ability to perform a social role. The TT can seen as a test of an ability to enter into normal human social dynamics. In this light it seems unlikely that such an entity can be wholly designed in an `off-line' mode, but rather a considerable period of training in situ would be required. The argument that since we can pass the TT and our cognitive processes might be implemented as a TM that, in theory, an TM that could pass the TT could be built is attacked on the grounds that not all TMs are constructable in a planned way. This observation points towards the importance of developmental processes that include random elements (e.g. evolution), but in these cases it becomes problematic to call the result artificial.

Item Type:Preprint
Keywords:Turing test, artificial intelligence, constructability, evolution, society, culture, computability, symbol grounding, philosophy, socially situated intelligence, social role, Turing, logic, development
Subjects:Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
ID Code:397
Deposited By:Edmonds, Dr Bruce
Deposited On:28 Jan 2000
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53

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