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Philosophy 262 Machines, intelligence and  consciousness
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An argument for artificial intelligence (i) It’s possible (in principle) to construct a machine that can pass the Turing Test (ii) The ability to pass the Turing Test is sufficient for the ability to use and understand language. (iii) The ability to use and understand language is sufficient for being a thinking intelligent being. Therefore, it’s possible (in principle) to construct a machine that is a thinking intelligent being.
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Intelligence and embodiment "Previous attempts [at AI] put very abstract features of human intelligence into a machine: chess-playing, mathematical theorem-proving and natural language processing. The idea now is, in order for a machine to really be intelligent, it has to be embodied . We say intelligence can't be abstracted from the body. .." [Anne Foerst, from NY Times, Nov. 7, 2000]
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Interactive robots Kismet COG
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AAI, Revisited (i) It’s possible (in principle) to construct a machine that can pass the Turing Test (ii) The ability to pass the Turing Test and interact with the world in certain ways is sufficient for the ability to use and understand language. (iii) The ability to use and understand language is sufficient for being a thinking intelligent being. Therefore, it’s possible (in principle) to construct a machine that is a thinking intelligent being.
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Separated at birth ?
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Locke, Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690) A person is a " thinking, intelligent being that can consider itself as itself. ..which it does only by that consciousness which is inseparable from thinking and essential to it .”
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(1) What is it to be conscious? (2)
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2012 for the course PHIL 262g taught by Professor Yaffe during the Spring '06 term at USC.

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