PHI200Week4DQ2 - does not have parents instead computers...

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The Turing Test in my opinion would be one way of testing whether computers had intelligence. I might ask the participants of the Turing Test four questions. I would ask who their first love is. A human would answer who their first love was but how could a computer answer who their first love is when computers do not feel the emotions that we humans feel. Another question that I would ask is what religion they believe in. A human would answer either that they are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Sikh, Mormon, Jehovah’s Witness, Atheist, Agnostic, etc. A computer could not answer because computers do not have spiritual beliefs. The third question that I would ask to determine if these participants are humans or computers would be when there parent’s wedding anniversary was. A human being would answer the day that their parents got married to each other. A computer could not answer this question because a computer
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Unformatted text preview: does not have parents instead computers have programmers. The fourth question that I would ask would be about what you ate for lunch today. A human being would answer food. A computer would not be able to answer because it does not eat food. Humans feel emotions, follow a religion, for the most part have parents either living or deceased, and eat food. Computers cannot feel emotions, do not follow a religion, have no parents and do not eat food. One thing that would tell us that a human is a human and not a computer is that human beings have minds and souls but computers do not (Mosser, 2010). References: Mosser, K. (2010). A Concise Introduction to Philosophy . San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc. Retrieved from
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2012 for the course PHI200 200 taught by Professor Thomasmaccarty during the Winter '11 term at Ashford University.

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