Article

Minds and Machines

, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 435-448

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Turing Interrogative Games

  • Paweł ŁupkowskiAffiliated withChair of Logic and Cognitive Science, Institute of Psychology, Adam Mickiewicz University Email author 
  • , Andrzej WiśniewskiAffiliated withChair of Logic and Cognitive Science, Institute of Psychology, Adam Mickiewicz University

Abstract

The issue of adequacy of the Turing Test (TT) is addressed. The concept of Turing Interrogative Game (TIG) is introduced. We show that if some conditions hold, then each machine, even a thinking one, loses a certain TIG and thus an instance of TT. If, however, the conditions do not hold, the success of a machine need not constitute a convincing argument for the claim that the machine thinks.

Keywords

Turing test Logic of questions Interrogative games Recursion theory