[PDF] Minds, brains, and programs - Semantic ScholarSome brief notes on Searle, "Minds, Brains, and Programs. Background: Researchers in Artificial Intelligence AI and other fields often suggest that our mental activity is to be understood as like that of a computer following a program. Our brains are simply massive information processors with a great deal of working and long-term memory. The Chinese Room thought experiment p. Searle receives paper with "squiggle squoggles " on it through the in-slot and, by following the instructions in the book, draws " squoggle squiggles" on paper, and sends it through the out-slot. The operation of the Chinese Room would appear to pass a "Turing Test" conducted in Chinese: a native Chinese speaker outside the room would be deceived into thinking he was communicating with someone who genuinely understands Chinese inside the room. This is set up as an argument from analogy.
Minds, brains, and programs
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