Artificial Intelligence

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1. According to the computational theory of mind, what is thought?

  • Thought is purely semantic
  • The recognition and manipulation of thoughts on the basis of their syntactic properties
  • A highly sophisticated computer program, which has greater causal powers than any machine ever could
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2. What conclusion of the Chinese Room Argument relates to the Turing Test?

  • Turing's Test only applies to machines with video and audio input
  • The room satisfies the Turing Test for understanding Chinese, but doesn't understand it
  • The room does not satisfy the Turing Test for understanding Chinese

3. What is a Turing Machine?

  • A computer which has successfully beaten many humans at chess
  • A system which operates according to a machine table which specifies input and output
  • A hypothetical system which would be a complete reproduction of the human brain, in silicon

4. What is the main conclusion of the Chinese Room Argument?

  • The room could not understand Chinese but a robot could
  • Intentionality is not reducible to functions
  • Only young children can understand chinese

5. What does machine functionalism claim?

  • Mental states are comparable with functional machine states
  • Mental states are reducible to behaviour
  • The mind is a non-physical computer


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