What exactly does the Turing Test Test? In the Turing test as Turing proposed it, the interrogator communicates with the contestants with a teleprinter machine. As noted in a previous post, the test is asymmetrical in that the human contestant also has a teleprinter and this is connected to the interrogator’s machine, but the computer […]

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## The Turing test tests language compre...

The common AI view says that if a machine passes the Turing test then it can reasonably be said to have a human-like intelligence. But it might pay to be more specific. The Turing test The Turing test (TT) described by Turing in 1950 tests language comprehension. An interrogator asks hidden contestants questions. The interrogator […]

## The Turing test as a definition of in...

Turing offers what’s now known as the Turing test as, in effect, a definition of machine intelligence. But a definition in itself is empirically meaningless. Is the TT as Turing describes it an adequate test for human-like intelligence? This is a question where intelligence is not defined as what a computer does, but where “intelligence” […]

## The Turing test is asymmetrical

Starting from the position that symbols are tokenized shapes that have meanings (i.e., symbols as per the Chinese room argument), the assumption is that computers do not process symbols. What implications does this have for the Turing test? Typical description of the Turing test A man, the Interrogator, sits in a room at a desk […]