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Bingecast: George Montañez on Intelligence and the Turing Test

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? Can a deeper undertanding of intelligence be culled for the Turing test? Robert J. Marks discusses the Turing test, artificial intelligence, and intelligent design with Dr. George Montañez.

Show Notes

  • 00:54 | Introducing Dr. George Montañez, Iris and Howard Critchell Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Harvey Mudd College
  • 01:13 | The LICORS cabinet
  • 02:17 | Detecting Intelligence
  • 02:38 | What is the Turing test?
  • 03:25 | The Imitation Game
  • 03:47 | Ensuring unbiased results
  • 04:35 | How to determine if you are talking to a computer
  • 05:17 | Do chatbots pass the Turing test?
  • 06:17 | Selmer Bringsjord’s view of the Turing test
  • 06:53 | Eugene Goostman — Did this chatbot beat the Turing test?
  • 10:21 | Goodhart’s law and the Turing test
  • 11:43 | Campbell’s law
  • 12:07 | Artificial intelligence and intelligent design
  • 12:40 | Causal theory of intelligent design
  • 13:00 | Historical theory of intelligent design
  • 13:29 | Three flavors of intelligent design
  • 13:40 | Directed panspermia: Was life planted by aliens?
  • 14:10 | Elon Musk: Are we living in a simulation?
  • 14:30 | The Turing test, artificial intelligence, and intelligent design
  • 16:56 | Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI)

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Bingecast: George Montañez on Intelligence and the Turing Test