The Turing Test Is Not A Trick: Turing Indistinguishability Is A Scientific Criterion


Harnad, Stevan (1992) The Turing Test Is Not A Trick: Turing Indistinguishability Is A Scientific Criterion. SIGART Bulletin, 3, (4), 9-10.

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It is important to understand that the Turing Test (TT) is not, nor was it intended to be, a trick; how well one can fool someone is not a measure of scientific progress. The TT is an empirical criterion: It sets AI's empirical goal to be to generate human-scale performance capacity. This goal will be met when the candidate's performance is totally indistinguishable from a human's. Until then, the TT simply represents what it is that AI must endeavor eventually to accomplish scientifically.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [Appears preceded by an Editorial on the Turing Test by Lewis Johnson, pp. 7 - 9, and followed by another commentary by Stuart Shapiro, p. 10]
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 253373
Date Deposited: 26 May 2000
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:55
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/253373

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