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[catalogued under 18. Thought / B. Mechanics of Thought / 6. Artificial Thought / c. Turing Test]

Full Idea

The Turing test is too tough, because something doesn't have to be smart enough to outwit a human (or even have language) to have mentality or intelligence.

Gist of Idea

A machine with a mind might still fail the Turing Test


Jaegwon Kim (Philosophy of Mind [1996], p. 97)

Book Reference

Kim,Jaegwon: 'Philosophy of Mind' [Westview 1998], p.97

A Reaction

Presumably an alien with an IQ of 580 would also fail the Turing test. Indeed people of normal ability, but from a very different culture, might also fail. However, most of us would pass it.