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Can Machines Think?

What do computer scientists say about the ability of machines to think? Alan Turing, the father of modern computer science, tackled the question in 1950 and proposed the Turing test as an answer. Is the Turing test important today? Robert J. Marks discusses the Turing test with Dr. George Montañez.

Show Notes

  • 00:55 | Introducing Dr. George Montañez, Iris and Howard Critchell Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Harvey Mudd College
  • 01:31 | The LICORS cabinet
  • 02:19 | Detecting Intelligence
  • 02:38 | What is the Turing test?
  • 03:26 | The Imitation Game
  • 03:48 | Ensuring unbiased results
  • 04:36 | How to determine if you are talking to a computer
  • 05:18 | Do chatbots pass the Turing test?
  • 06:18 | Selmer Bringsjord’s view of the Turing test
  • 06:53 | Eugene Goostman — Did this chatbot beat the Turing test?
  • 10:23 | Goodhart’s law and the Turing test
  • 11:44 | Campbell’s law

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Can Machines Think?