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A commonly raised question brought up when analyzing the methodology behind the The Turing Test is can a computers thinking exist with both syntax and semantics And are both these required to think John Searles Chinese Room Experiment sets out to prove that although a merely syntactic computer may be able to pass The Turing Test its understanding of the issues being posed to it are non-existent In this essay I shall argue how Searle quite effectively illustrates his argument as well as raising the objections to his argument I shall conclude that Searles objection to Artificial Intelligence rests on nothing more than chauvinism and that a computer or robot could possess understanding and intelligence in the future In recent years as complex computer technology has become more advanced many believe that the gap between a humans ability to think and a computers is beginning to close The concepts presented in the prolific Turing Test are often cited by those who support this belief as reason to endorse the fact that computers will one day have a mind similar to a humans In this widely used test designed by Alan Turing to determine whether or not computers can Think a human interrogator plays The Imitation Game by trying to distinguish a humans replies to questions from a computers within a specified amount of time Turing argued that if the interrogator is unable to distinguish the computer from the human then the computer has achieved the ability to think One of Searles key arguments refuting the Turing Test theory is his claim that Brains cause minds Thinking can not exist without an organic brain which purpose is to ensure the bodys proper functioning and survival All animals which are born with brains are capable of understanding in order to adapt to their surroundings Things which do not have brains can only exist on a syntactical level because the only way they can achieve understanding through
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