The Turing Test

[Revised entry by Graham Oppy and David Dowe on February 8, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The phrase "The Turing Test" is most properly used to refer to a proposal made by Turing
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[Revised entry by Graham Oppy and David Dowe on February 8, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The phrase "The Turing Test" is most properly used to refer to a proposal made by Turing (1950) as a way of dealing with the question whether machines can think. According to Turing, the question whether machines can think is itself "too meaningless" to deserve discussion (442). However, if we consider the more precise - and somehow related - question whether a digital computer can do well in a certain kind of game that Turing describes...

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