Niépce–Bell or Turing: how to test odour reproduction

@article{Harel2016NipceBellOT,
  title={Ni{\'e}pce–Bell or Turing: how to test odour reproduction},
  author={David Harel},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society Interface},
  year={2016},
  volume={13}
}
  • D. Harel
  • Published 29 March 2016
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Journal of the Royal Society Interface
Decades before the existence of anything resembling an artificial intelligence system, Alan Turing raised the question of how to test whether machines can think, or, in modern terminology, whether a computer claimed to exhibit intelligence indeed does so. This paper raises the analogous issue for olfaction: how to test the validity of a system claimed to reproduce arbitrary odours artificially, in a way recognizable to humans. Although odour reproduction systems are still far from being viable… Expand
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