Nine possible objections to the view that machines may be intelligent.

Nine possible objections to the view that machines may be intelligent

I’ve done some thinking and reading about free will and whether or not humans are just highly complex machines or whether we have a soul which ultimately governs our behavior.

One way to look at the problem is to see if it is possible to build a machine which behaves as a human would. If the machine behaves as a human would does that mean that God gave the machine a soul?

It’s a difficult question to answer. Isaac Asimov and other authors have written about machines that think and behave like humans. Alan Turing devised a simple test to determine if a machine is capable of producing intelligent behavior indistinguishable from that of a human.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing_test

The Consortium on Cognitive Science Instruction has published an article by Peter Bradley listing nine possible objections to the view that machines may be intelligent.

Read the article here:

http://www.mind.ilstu.edu/curriculum/turing_machines/turing_test_and_machine_intelligence.php