Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 11th May 2004 18:27 UTC
Geek stuff, sci-fi... The Cambridge University mathematician laid the foundation for the invention of software. As part of its anniversary celebration, BusinessWeek is presenting a series of weekly profiles for the greatest innovators of the past 75 years. Some made their mark in science or technology; others in management, finance, marketing, or government. In late September, 2004, BusinessWeek will publish a special commemorative issue on Innovation. Elsewhere, there is also a special article for Turing.
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RE: Alan Turing and the "Turing Test"
by Michael Wassil on Wed 12th May 2004 00:01 UTC

You're still missing the point.

Fooling me into thinking something is other than it is, or fooling everybody, doesn't make it so. A sow's ear is still a sow's ear even if I am totally convinced it's a silk purse.

Something isn't because I think it to be, it is what it is whatever I think about it. The Turing Test is based on the fallacy that intelligence is a direct result of complexity, that if we can create a computer program so complex that it can fool us into thinking that it possesses inherent intelligence, that it then does possess intelligence.

It's a specious argument.