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Turing test, easy to pass; human mind, hard to understand

Stoica, Cristi (2008) Turing test, easy to pass; human mind, hard to understand. [Preprint]

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Under general assumptions, the Turing test can be easily passed by an appropriate algorithm. I show that for any test satisfying several general conditions, we can construct an algorithm that can pass that test, hence, any operational definition is easy to fulfill. I suggest a test complementary to Turing's test, which will measure our understanding of the human mind. The Turing test is required to fix the operational specifications of the algorithm under test; under this constrain, the additional test simply consists in measuring the length of the algorithm.


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Stoica, Cristi
Keywords: Turing test, mind, thinking, understanding
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
Depositing User: Ovidiu Cristinel Stoica
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2008
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:17
Item ID: 4345
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4345

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