Turing Testing and the Game of Life: Cognitive science is about designing lifelong performance capacity not short-term fooling
London School of Economics LSE Impact Blog, Summer Issue
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The Turing Test has captured the imagination of the general public due to fundamental questions about the nature of the mind. But Stevan Harnad argues the hype over the supposed passing of the Turing Test is misplaced. Alan Turing’s idea for cognitive science was simple: Stop worrying about what the mind “is” and explain instead what the mind does. But we are nowhere near having designed a system that can do everything a person with a mind can do.
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