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John Searle, "Minds, Brains, and Programs"

  1. What is the view that Searle calls ‘strong AI'?
      a. The study of computers can help us investigate the nature of the mind.
      b. Science will someday be able to create a robot that simulates human behavior.
      c. An appropriately programmed computer is a mind.
      d. There are many functions of a human mind that could never be performed by a computer.
  2. What does Searle's Chinese Room thought-experiment allegedly show about the Turing test?
      a. That the Turing test won't be able to distinguish understanding from lack thereof
      b. That the Turing test is the best we can hope for when trying to figure out whether machines can think
      c. That the Turing test is based on a false assumption
      d. That the Turing test fails to capture what we ordinarily mean by the word ‘think'
  3. What is Searle's rejoinder to the systems reply?
      a. It illegitimately assumes that a mind is just the instantiation of a computer program.
      b. It overlooks the fact that sometimes we do ascribe understanding to entire systems.
      c. It fails to take into account the importance of consciousness.
      d. It doesn't appreciate that we can just assume the man in the room has internalized all of the external components.
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