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Jonathan Coulton, “Still Alive,” from   Portal   6 Oct. 2009 1 Imitation Game
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Today’s text and plan “Computing Machinery and  Intelligence,”  Mind,  N.S. 59 (Oct.  1950): 433-60. The Essential Turing, pp. 433-64.  Turing and Computing c. 1950  The Imitation Game and the  Turing Test  Machines as the “final chapter in  the world”  (mostly next week) 6 Oct. 2009 2 Imitation Game
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One-minute version Descartes - Intelligence is hardware - We are intelligent Turing -Intelligence is software - We do intelligence 6 Oct. 2009 3 Imitation Game
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FYI: The Descartes Test “If there were machines which bore a resemblance to our bodies and  imitated our actions as closely as possible for all practical purposes, we  should still have two very certain means of recognizing that they were not  real men. The first is that they could never use words, or put together  signs, as we do in order to declare our thoughts to others. For we can  certainly conceive of a machine so constructed that it utters words, and  even utters words that correspond to bodily actions causing a change in  its organs. …  But it is not conceivable that such a machine should  produce different arrangements of words so as to give an appropriately  meaningful answer to whatever is said in its presence, as the dullest of  men can do.  Secondly, even though some machines might do some things  as well as we do them, or perhaps even better, they would inevitably fail  in others, which would reveal that they are acting not from  understanding, but only from the disposition of their organs. For whereas  reason is a universal instrument, which can be used in all kinds of 
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