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  • Questions On The Chinese Room

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    that the computer has understanding, or more generally a mind. In this paper I will first explain Searle’s Chinese Room, then I will explain CTM and how it relates to the Chinese Room. Following this I will describe how the Chinese Room attacks the CTM. Next I will explain the Systems Reply to the Chinese Room and how the Systems Reply actually undermines Searle’s conclusion in the Chinese Room. Then I will describe Searle’s response to the Systems Reply and how that response undermines the Systems

  • The Chinese Room Argument

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    are of course many criticisms of Searle’s Chinese Room Argument, the main ones include the Systems Reply, the Robot Reply, the Brain Simulator Reply, the Other Minds Reply, and the Intuition Reply. In Searle’s Chinese Room Argument, the person inside the room is defined as not able to understand Chinese. But in response to that, the Systems Reply brings up the point that while the person might not know any Chinese, the system as a whole understands Chinese. The Virtual Mind Reply is similar to the

  • A Critique Of The Chinese Room Argument

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    (Not) Mere Semantics: A Critique of the Chinese Room The Roman Stoic, Seneca, is oft quoted that it is the power of the mind to be unconquerable (Seneca, 1969). And so seems that, in recent times, Searle has produced a similar rhetoric. (At least insofar as strong AI might ‘conquer’ and reducibly explain mental states). This essay will attempt to do two things: 1) Examine three central objections to Searle’s Chinese Room Argument (CRA); these being the Systems Reply (SR), Deviant Causal Chain (DCC)

  • What Is The Chinese Room Argument

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    commonly referred to as the Chinese room argument (CRA), to show that computers, programmed to simulate human cognition, are incapable of understanding language. The CRA requires us to consider a scenario where Searle, who is illiterate in Chinese, finds himself locked in a room with a book containing Chinese characters. Additionally, he has another book which has a set of instructions written in English (which he understands), that allows him to match and manipulate the Chinese characters so that he can

  • The Chinese Room Argument Essay

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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

  • Chinese Room Argument Analysis

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    human, it would prove functionalism is correct, and therefore that Descartes is correct. However, there are contenders about even whether or not it would be possible for that kind of program to be made. A famous example would be John Searle’s Chinese Room

  • The Chinese Room Thought Experiment Analysis

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    information inexplicitly mentioned in the story. Against it Searle presents The Chinese Room Thought Experiment (p. 418). Searle asks to imagine him, English speaker with no understanding of Chinese locked in a room with an English-written instruction book (a metaphor for the program in a computer). Book explains him what kind of symbols should he write back after receiving other specific symbols (symbols being in fact Chinese writing). Searle receives paper with incomprehensible for him symbols on it

  • The Chinese Room : Mental Experiment By John Searle

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    Mind, brains and programs The Chinese Room is a mental experiment, originally proposed by John Searle and popularized by Roger Penrose, which attempts to counter the validity of the Turing Test and the belief that a machine can come to think. Searle faces the analogy between mind and computer when it comes to addressing the issue of consciousness. The mind involves not only the manipulation of symbols, but also has a syntax and a semantics. Searle in his Mind, Brain and programs text, attacks

  • Analysis Of The Book ' Searle 's Chinese Room '

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    Johnson Lai (400014979) TA: Andrew Lavigne Philos 1E03 Searle 's Chinese Room The Turing Test is a test described by Alan Turing to define whether a robot has indistinguishable human intelligence or behaviour. John Searle attempts to disprove the theory of the Turing Test through his Chinese Room thought experiment. In this experiment, Searle proposes that a man unwittingly communicates to a native speaker through the use of a program. Searle presents the prepositions that artificial intelligence

  • Chinese Room Scenario by John R. Searle Essay

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    Chinese Room Scenario by John R. Searle Through the use of his famous Chinese room scenario, John R. Searle tries to prove there is no way artificial intelligence can exist. This means that machines do not posses minds. The debate between those who are in favor of strong and weak artificial intelligence (AI) is directly related to the philosophy of mind. The claim of weak AI is that it is possible to run a program on a machine, which will behave as if it were a thinking thing. Believers

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