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Mon Feb 22 23:09:11 EST 1999

In article <36D152E0.82CF34E9 at mich.com>, Michael Edelman <mje at mich.com> wrote:
>Malcolm McMahon wrote:
>> What we've actually seen is the phylosophers move the goalposts of
>> "Intelligence" each time AI advanced. Playing chess used to be regarded
>> as an excellent test of intelligence until computers starting to beat
>> people at it. The Turing Test started to look a little shakey when Eliza
>> came along and had to be tightened up.
>The problem with this argument is that what you describe was never the case.
> Chess
>has long been realized to be a problem with a  solution- not a game. Being
> such, it
>only awaited fast enough computers. If we had much, much faster computers,
> chess
>could be solved through a brute-force solution, trying every possible outcome.
>And the "Turing test" has never been a proof of intelligence. As you note,
>Weitzbaum showed that a very small and crude program like "Eliza" could fool a
> lot
>of people without anything that would be called intelligence.
>-- mike

We'll confuse that sucking turing test in 3 sentences.


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