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Phi 200 week 4 discussion question 2




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If you were asked to defeat the computer in the Turing Test (described in our
book), what types of questions would you ask it?
I would ask the computer to describe how losing someone it loves made them feel?
How it would feel if it received news that it only has a few months left to live? How
would you feel is someone you cared very deeply about did something to cause you to
distrust them? How would you feel if you won the lottery?
Explain why you think these questions would be the type to "reveal" the
computer to be a computer?
Computers are mostly designed to give calculated responses, they are not programmed
to describe emotions, or have a complex thought process. By asking questions that
make us do some “soul searching,” it would be an opportunity to see if the computer is
able to describe or even try to create a response that shows empathy or concern.
Why would these responses have to be given by a human being? (If you don't
think there are such questions, you will need to explain what, if anything shows
that human beings are unique, and how it shows that.)
A human is capable of looking past a person’s faults or imperfections and see them for
who they really are. Also, a human is able to feel, connect emotionally and physically
with others.

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