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     Lycan basically writes a logical response to Searle's paper with empty arguments.  He also fails to back up his claim that a system other than a human brain is capable of understanding. Both Searle and Lycan agree that individual objects within a system cannot be considered thinking.  In other words, both Searle and Lycan believe that in the example of the Chinese room, the man does not understand the language by himself.  It is very obvious to Lycan that an object as part of a system cannot understand

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    John Searle

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    Brains, and Programs”, John Searle says that in order to properly discuss whether strong Artificial Intelligence is possible, we must first ask the following question: could something think, understand and so on solely by virtue of being a computer with the right sort of program? In this essay I will discuss what the correct answer to this question could be. I will first focus on Alan Turing’s view that with the correct program, a computer could think. I will then move on to John Searle’s view that programs

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    John Searle’s Chinese Room thought experiment is one of the best known and widely credited counters to claims of artificial intelligence (A.I.). The word artificial intelligence used here pertains to the claim that computers either can, or might someday, be capable of intelligent, independent thought. His target claim for “strong” A.I. is that just by executing the right program a computer will have understanding, but that this is impossible to do for reasons outlined later. “Strong” A.I. is the

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    Turing, Searle, and Artificial Intelligence

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    capable of passing the Turing test, is being insulted by a 10 year old boy, whose mother is questioning the appropriateness of punishing him for his behavior. We cannot answer the mother's question without speculating as to what A.M. Turing and John Searle, two 20th century philosophers whose views on artificial intelligence are starkly contrasting, would say about this predicament. Furthermore, we must provide fair and balanced consideration for both theorists’ viewpoints because, ultimately, neither

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    John Searle’s Chinese room argument from his work “Minds, Brains, and Programs” was a thought experiment against the premises of strong Artificial Intelligence (AI). The premises of conclude that something is of the strong AI nature if it can understand and it can explain how human understanding works. I will argue that the Chinese room argument successfully disproves the conclusion of strong AI, however, it does not provide an explanation of what understanding is which becomes problematic when

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    in African tribes, a person who may be classified as schizophrenic according to the DSM is highly revered in the tribe, and nothing in mental illness is mind independent for all mental illness classifications lie within the mind. I will now discuss John R. Searle’s The Construction of Social Reality to incorporate the social constructivist perspective that will be used to explain further the reasons for which the theories of mental illness fail to meet the criterion of the standard ... ... middle

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    The Chinese Room Argument

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    John Searle formulated the Chinese Room Argument in the early 80’s as an attempt to prove that computers are not cognitive operating systems. In short though the immergence of artificial and computational systems has rapidly increased the infinite possibility of knowledge, Searle uses the Chinese room argument to shown that computers are not cognitively independent. John Searle developed two areas of thought concerning the independent cognition of computers. These ideas included the definition

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    Turing Test Analysis

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    sense organs that money can buy, and a short time later reveals to it to fathom and talk English. This procedure cou... ... middle of paper ... ...he information and yield of my digestive organs as data in the event that they so fancy." Besides, Searle fights, its simply outrageous to say "that while [the] individual doesn't comprehend Chinese, by one means or another the conjunction of that individual and bits of paper may" (Mind, p. 420). The Robot Reply- The Robot Reply – along lines supported

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    Technological advances

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    machines to have qualities like human beings, such as a conscious and the structure of the human body. However, can machines really have a conscious like humans? Similarly, Alan Turing and John Searle both debated whether machines have a conscious or not. This discussion will be based upon the explanation of Turing and Searle and why I believe machines cannot have a conscious. In "Computing Machinery and Intelligence" by Turing, he uses the imitation game as an example of how machines can think. The imitation

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    John Searle's Chinese Room Argument The purpose of this paper is to present John Searle’s Chinese room argument in which it challenges the notions of the computational paradigm, specifically the ability of intentionality. Then I will outline two of the commentaries following, the first by Bruce Bridgeman, which is in opposition to Searle and uses the super robot to exemplify his point. Then I will discuss John Eccles’ response, which entails a general agreement with Searle with a few objections

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