Parsing the Turing Test: Philosophical and Methodological Issues in the Quest for the Thinking Computer

  title={Parsing the Turing Test: Philosophical and Methodological Issues in the Quest for the Thinking Computer},
  author={Robert Epstein and Gary Roberts and Grace Beber},
  journal={Parsing the Turing Test},
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… 

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