A note on the Chinese Room

@article{BenYami2005ANO,
  title={A note on the Chinese Room},
  author={Hann{\'o}ch Ben-Yami},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2005},
  volume={95},
  pages={169-172}
}
Searle's Chinese Room was supposed to prove that computers can't understand: the man in the room, following, like a computer, syntactical rules alone, though indistinguishable from a genuine Chinese speaker, doesn't understand a word. But such a room is impossible: the man won't be able to respond correctly to questions like ‘What is the time?’, even though such an ability is indispensable for a genuine Chinese speaker. Several ways to provide the room with the required ability are considered… Expand
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