Minds and Machines

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 463–518

Turing Test: 50 Years Later

  • Ayse Pinar Saygin
  • Ilyas Cicekli
  • Varol Akman

DOI: 10.1023/A:1011288000451

Cite this article as:
Pinar Saygin, A., Cicekli, I. & Akman, V. Minds and Machines (2000) 10: 463. doi:10.1023/A:1011288000451


The Turing Test is one of the most disputed topics in artificial intelligence, philosophy of mind, and cognitive science. This paper is a review of the past 50 years of the Turing Test. Philosophical debates, practical developments and repercussions in related disciplines are all covered. We discuss Turing's ideas in detail and present the important comments that have been made on them. Within this context, behaviorism, consciousness, the `other minds' problem, and similar topics in philosophy of mind are discussed. We also cover the sociological and psychological aspects of the Turing Test. Finally, we look at the current situation and analyze programs that have been developed with the aim of passing the Turing Test. We conclude that the Turing Test has been, and will continue to be, an influential and controversial topic.

chatbots Chinese Room consciousness Imitation Game intelligence Loebner Contest philosophy of mind Turing Test 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000

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  • Ayse Pinar Saygin
  • Ilyas Cicekli
  • Varol Akman

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