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Ascribing Mental Qualities to Machines

McCarthy, John (1979) Ascribing Mental Qualities to Machines. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Ascribing mental qualities like beliefs, intentions and wants to a machine is sometimes correct if done conservatively and is sometimes necessary to express what is known about its state. We propose some new definitional tools for this: definitions relative to an approximate theory and second order structural definitions.

Item Type:Preprint
Subjects:Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
ID Code:416
Deposited By:McCarthy, John
Deposited On:27 Feb 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53

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