Views into the Chinese Room: New Essays on Searle and Artificial Intelligence
Preston, John and Bishop, Mark (J. M.), eds. 2002. Views into the Chinese Room: New Essays on Searle and Artificial Intelligence. Oxford: OUP. ISBN 978-0198250579 [Edited Book]No full text available
Abstract or Description
The most famous challenge to the aims of cognitive science and artificial intelligence is the philosopher John Searle's 1980 'Chinese Room' argument. Searle argued that the fact that machines can be devised to respond to input with the same output that a mind would give does not mean that mind and machine are doing the same thing: for the latter lacks understanding. Nineteen specially written essays by leading scientists and philosophers assess, renew, and respond to this crucial challenge―fascinating reading for anyone interested in minds and computers.