The Convergence Argument in Mind-Modelling: Scaling Up from Toyland to the Total Turing Test
Harnad, Stevan (1994) The Convergence Argument in Mind-Modelling: Scaling Up from Toyland to the Total Turing Test. Cognoscenti: Bulletin of the Toronto Cognitive Science Society, 2, 35-39.
The Turing Test is just a methodological constraint forcing us to scale up to an organisms' full functional capacity. This is still just an epistemic matter, not an ontic one. Even a candidate in which we have successfully reverse-engineered all human capacities is not guaranteed to have a mind. The right level of convergence, however, is total robotic capacity; symbolic capacity alone (the standard Turing Test) is underdetermined, whereas full neurosimilitude is overdetermined.
|Additional Information:||Reprinted in PSYCOLOQUY 11(078) 2000 ftp://ftp.princeton.edu/pub/harnad/Psycoloquy/2000.volume.11/ psyc.00.11.078.ai-cognitive-science.18.harnad http://www.cogsci.soton.ac.uk/cgi/psyc/newpsy?11.078|
|Divisions :||Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
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|Date Deposited:||25 May 2000|
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