The Convergence Argument in Mind-Modelling: Scaling Up from Toyland to the Total Turing Test

Harnad, Stevan (2000) The Convergence Argument in Mind-Modelling: Scaling Up from Toyland to the Total Turing Test. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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The Turing Test is just a methodological constraint forcing us to scale up to an organisms' full functional capacity. This is still just an epistemic matter, not an ontic one. Even a candidate in which we have successfully reverse-engineered all human capacities is not guaranteed to have a mind. The right level of convergence, however, is total robotic capacity; symbolic capacity alone (the standard Turing Test) is underdetermined, whereas full neurosimilitude is overdetermined.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:artificial intelligence, behaviorism, cognitive science, computationalism, Fodor, functionalism, Searle, Turing Machine, Turing Test.
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
ID Code:1649
Deposited By: Harnad, Stevan
Deposited On:26 Jun 2001
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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