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Parsing the Turing Test

Philosophical and Methodological Issues in the Quest for the Thinking Computer

Editors: Epstein, Robert, Roberts, Gary, Beber, Grace (Eds.)

  • Gives perhaps the most comprehensive analysis of The Turing Test - the ultimate benchmark of true artificial intelligence ever published
  • Features new contributions from 37 eminent scholars in computer science, psychology and philosophy, including Ray Kurzwell, Noam Chomsky, Paul Churchland, John R. Searle and Andrew Hodges
  • Includes running commentaries by Stevan Harnad, Kenneth Ford, Pat Hayes and others on Alan Turing's classic paper, "Computing Machinery and Intelligence"
  • Includes an introduction by eminent philosopher Daniel C. Dennett
  • Places special emphasis on methodological issues: programming challenges facing developers of true artificial intelligence, by Douglas B. Lenat, Michael L. Mauldin and other prominent programmers
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Parsing the Turing Test is a landmark exploration of both the philosophical and methodological issues surrounding the search for true artificial intelligence. Will computers and robots ever think and communicate the way humans do? When a computer crosses the threshold into self-consciousness, will it immediately jump into the Internet and create a World Mind? Will intelligent computers someday recognize the rather doubtful intelligence of human beings? Distinguished psychologists, computer scientists, philosophers, and programmers from around the world debate these weighty issues – and, in effect, the future of the human race – in this important volume.

Foreword by Daniel C. Dennett.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • The Quest for the Thinking Computer

    Epstein, Robert

    Pages 3-12

  • Alan Turing and the Turing Test

    Hodges, Andrew

    Pages 13-22

  • Computing Machinery and Intelligence

    Turing, Alan M.

    Pages 23-65

  • Commentary on Turing’s “Computing Machinery and Intelligence”

    Lucas, John

    Pages 67-70

  • The Turing Test

    Horn, Robert E.

    Pages 73-88

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Hardcover $229.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Parsing the Turing Test
Book Subtitle
Philosophical and Methodological Issues in the Quest for the Thinking Computer
Editors
  • Robert Epstein
  • Gary Roberts
  • Grace Beber
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6710-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6710-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6708-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9624-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 517
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