%0 Generic
%A Stoica, Cristi
%D 2008
%F pittphilsci:4345
%K Turing test, mind, thinking, understanding
%T Turing test, easy to pass; human mind, hard to understand
%U http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/4345/
%X 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.