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Gives perhaps the most comprehensive analysis of The Turing Test - the ultimate benchmark of true artificial intelligence ever published
Features new contributions from 37 eminent scholars in computer science, psychology and philosophy, including Ray Kurzwell, Noam Chomsky, Paul Churchland, John R. Searle and Andrew Hodges
Includes running commentaries by Stevan Harnad, Kenneth Ford, Pat Hayes and others on Alan Turing's classic paper, "Computing Machinery and Intelligence"
Includes an introduction by eminent philosopher Daniel C. Dennett
Places special emphasis on methodological issues: programming challenges facing developers of true artificial intelligence, by Douglas B. Lenat, Michael L. Mauldin and other prominent programmers
Parsing the Turing Test is a landmark exploration of both the philosophical and methodological issues surrounding the search for true artificial intelligence. Will computers and robots ever think and communicate the way humans do? When a computer crosses the threshold into self-consciousness, will it immediately jump into the Internet and create a World Mind? Will intelligent computers someday recognize the rather doubtful intelligence of human beings? Distinguished psychologists, computer scientists, philosophers, and programmers from around the world debate these weighty issues – and, in effect, the future of the human race – in this important volume.
Foreword by Daniel C. Dennett.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »Alan M. Turing - Parsing - artificial intelligence - communication - computers - human race - humans - intelligence - robot - robots
Acknowledgements.- Foreword by Daniel Dennett.- Introduction.- About the Editors.- Part I. Setting the Stage. The Quest for the Thinking Computer. Alan Turing and the Turing Test. Computing Machinery and Intelligence. Commentary on Turing’s ‘Computing Machinery and Intelligence’.- Part II. The Ongoing Philosophical Debate. The Turing Test: Mapping and Navigating the Debate. If I Were Judge. Turing on the ‘Imitation Game’. On the Nature of Intelligence: Turing, Church, Von Neumann, And the Brain. Turing’s Test: A Philosophical and Historical Guide. The Turing Test: 55 Years Later. Doing Justice to the Imitation Game: A Farewell to Formalism.- Part III. The New Methodological Debates. How to Hold a Turing Test Contest. The Anatomy of A.L.I.C.E. The Social Embedding of Intelligence: Towards Producing a Machine That Could Pass the Turing Test. How My Program Passed the Turing Test. Building a Machine Smart Enough to Pass the Turing Test: Could We, Should We, Will We?. Mind as Space: Toward The Automatic Discovery of a Universal Human Semantic-Affective Hyperspace – A Possible Subcognitive Foundation of a Computer Program Able to Pass the Turing Test. Can People Think? Or Machines? A Unified Protocol for Turing Testing. The Turing Hub as a Standard for Turing Test Interfaces. Conversation Simulation and Sensible Surprises. A Computational Behaviorist Takes Turing’s Test. Bringing AI to Life: Putting Today’s Tools and Resources to Work. Laplace, Turing and the ‘Imitation Game’ Impossible Geometry: Randomness, Determinism and Programs in Turing’s Test. Going Under Cover: Passing as Human; Artificial Interest: A Step on the Road to AI. How Not to Imitate a Human Being: An Essay on Passing the Turing Test. Who Fools Whom? The Great Mystification, or Methodological Issues on Making Fools of Human Beings.- Part IV. Afterthoughts on Thinking Machines. A Wager on the Turing Test. The Gnirut Test. The Artilect Debate: Why Build Super-Human Machines, andWhy Not?. Name Index