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Turing’s Test

A Philosophical and Historical Guide
  • Jack Copeland
  • Diane Proudfoot

Abstract

We set the Turing Test in the historical context of the development of machine intelligence, describe the different forms of the test and its rationale, and counter common misinterpretations and objections. Recently published material by Turing casts fresh light on his thinking.

Keywords

Artificial Intelligence automatic computing engine bombe Chinese Room cryptanalysis enigma intelligence Turing Turing machine Turing Test 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack Copeland
    • 1
  • Diane Proudfoot
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand

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