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The Annotation Game: On Turing (1950) on Computing, Machinery, and Intelligence (PUBLISHED VERSION BOWDLERIZED)

Harnad, Stevan (2008) The Annotation Game: On Turing (1950) on Computing, Machinery, and Intelligence (PUBLISHED VERSION BOWDLERIZED) In, Epstein, Robert, Roberts, Gary and Beber, Grace (eds.) Parsing the Turing Test: Philosophical and Methodological Issues in the Quest for the Thinking Computer. Evolving Consciousness Springer pp. 23-66.

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This is Turing's classical paper with every passage quote/commented to highlight what Turing said, might have meant, or should have meant. The paper was equivocal about whether the full robotic test was intended, or only the email/penpal test, whether all candidates are eligible, or only computers, and whether the criterion for passing is really total, liefelong equavalence and indistinguishability or merely fooling enough people enough of the time. Once these uncertainties are resolved, Turing's Test remains cognitive science's rightful (and sole) empirical criterion today.

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Published date: 2008
Additional Information: Chapter: 3 Commentary On: Turing, A.M. (1950) Computing Machinery and Intelligence. Mind 49 433-460 Address: Amsterdam
Venue - Dates: Evolving Consciousness, 2008-01-01
Keywords: turing test, computation, mind/body problem, other-minds problem, robotics, cognitive science, methodology, consciousness
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 262954
ISBN: 978-1-4020-6708-2
PURE UUID: f1c567f3-9265-415d-9ab6-6c2d9a8db431

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Date deposited: 11 Sep 2006
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 08:46

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Author: Stevan Harnad
Editor: Robert Epstein
Editor: Gary Roberts
Editor: Grace Beber

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