The Chinese room is a trick

@article{Kugel2004TheCR,
  title={The Chinese room is a trick},
  author={P. Kugel},
  journal={Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={27},
  pages={153-154}
}
  • P. Kugel
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology
  • Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • In an attempt to convince us that computers can't have mental states, Searle (1980) asks us to imagine a "Chinese room" that imitates a computer that seems to understand Chinese. Then he asks "Where is the understanding in the room?" It's a trick. Like the magician who makes coins disappear, Searle is asking us to look in the wrong place. There is no understanding in the room because its computer imitation is too weak to let it in. Improve the accuracy of its computer imitation and it can… CONTINUE READING

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