The Turing Test and the economist

@article{Shapiro1992TheTT,
  title={The Turing Test and the economist},
  author={Stuart C. Shapiro},
  journal={Intelligence\/sigart Bulletin},
  year={1992},
  volume={3},
  pages={10-11}
}
  • S. Shapiro
  • Published 1 October 1992
  • Economics
  • Intelligence\/sigart Bulletin
I have always thought the Turing Test a perfectly good test for AI, and I want to say briefly why. 
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