Parsing the Turing Test

Philosophical and Methodological Issues in the Quest for the Thinking Computer

  • Robert Epstein
  • Gary Roberts
  • Grace Beber

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. Setting the Stage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert Epstein
      Pages 3-12
    3. Andrew Hodges
      Pages 13-22
    4. Alan M. Turing
      Pages 23-65
  3. The Ongoing Philosophical Debate

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Robert E. Horn
      Pages 73-88
    3. Selmer Bringsjord
      Pages 89-102
    4. Noam Chomsky
      Pages 103-106
    5. Paul M. Churchland
      Pages 107-117
    6. Jack Copeland, Diane Proudfoot
      Pages 119-138
    7. John R. Searle
      Pages 139-150
    8. Jean Lassègue
      Pages 151-169
  4. The New Methodological Debates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Hugh Loebner
      Pages 173-179
    3. Richard S. Wallace
      Pages 181-210
    4. Bruce Edmonds
      Pages 211-235
    5. Mark Humphrys
      Pages 237-260

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Alan M. Turing Parsing artificial intelligence communication computers human race humans intelligence robot robots

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Epstein
    • 1
  • Gary Roberts
    • 2
  • Grace Beber
    • 3
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Teradata CorporationSan DiegoUSA
  3. 3.Gartner ConsultingStamfordUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6710-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-9624-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-6710-5
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