Re: Implementation

From: Jacques M Mallah <>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 18:09:02 -0400

On Tue, 27 Jul 1999, Hans Moravec wrote:
> Russell Standish <>:
> > ... However, it is always possible to _artificially_ construct a
> > system to pass the Turing test that isn't concious.
> Balderdash!

        The Turing test is a rule of thumb, not a neccessary or sufficient
        The standard example is a huge look-up table (HLUT). This is a
database that contains an answer that will be printed out (or voice
simulated) for many possible sets of questions. The amount of memory
required is exponentially large in the number of input bits, so in
practice a good HLUT could not be constructed, and an artificial
intelligence must generate the answers in real time.
        This is one reason that behaviorism is not taken seriously, and
computationalists are functionalists, not behaviorists.

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