The Turing Test

  • B. Jack Copeland
Part of the Studies in Cognitive Systems book series (COGS, volume 30)


Turing’s test has been much misunderstood. Recently unpublished material by Turing casts fresh light on his thinking and dispels a number of philosophical myths concerning the Turing test. Properly understood, the Turing test withstands objections that are popularly believed to be fatal.


Turing Machine Digital Computer National Physical Laboratory Turing Test Chinese Room 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Jack Copeland
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.The Turing Archive for the History of ComputingUniversity of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand
  2. 2.Dibner Institute for the History of Science and TechnologyMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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