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Can A Machine Pass The Turing Essay

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“Classical AI is unlikely to yield conscious machines; systems that mimic the brain might.”

Churchland is exploring the past and current views of AI in order to further explore the future of AI. They believe that AI cannot currently be conscious, but that future mapping and reverse engineering may produce an AI equivalent of the human brain.


The first argument was whether or not a machine could pass the Turing test. It was argued that if a machine had enough memory and was programmed correctly it could pass the Turing test. Results showed that a machine could pass complex tests that were presented. However, the argument was made th...

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