Upper Iowa University The Turing Test Essay

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Question Description

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Response Paper Assignment

In a 500-1000 word essay, address the following question taken from your text: "If you were fooled by the Turing test, would you be willing to grant the status of "thinker" to the computer program that fooled you? Why, or why not?" (Mitchell, 2019, p. 148)

[Students: Do not belabor the word "fooled." This isn't about "trickery." The question is whether you are intellectually forced to the position that the computer is a "thinker" if you are unable to distinguish the computer from other "thinkers" (like some human beings :) ]

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Response Papers - Grading Criteria


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  • Assignment shows strong compositional skill with proper attention to APA formatting, grammar, spelling and punctuation. Assignment is between 500-750 words.

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Final Answer


Running head: TURING TEST


Turing Test



The Turing test has been lauded as one of the ways which can be used to determine
whether a computer can think like a human. If I happened to be fooled and did not differentiate
between the human and the computer, I would not be willing to grant the latter the role of a
thinker. Instead, I would contend that the computer cannot demonstrate the capability to think
like a human.
Notably, the nature of the questions that had been included in the Turing test has been
structured in a way that would help the computer exhibit intelligence similar to that of human
beings. That is because the questions had the option of “yes” or “no” which mean...

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