From: Jeff Bone (email@example.com)
Date: Tue May 16 2000 - 00:32:23 PDT
Eugene Leitl wrote:
> She can be a paper tape or a glass bead Turing machine, it doesn't
> matter (but the response times will be a tad slow).
Yes we can tell, for about the next 15 years, based on observable response
times. After that....?
If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it's a fucking duck.
I'll observe from first-hand experience that Julia has already proven, in a
more situated fashion than AT ever imagined, that machine code --- albeit
totally naive and insubstantial machine code --- can pass the Turing Test in
a situated environment.
What, me try to seduce bits?
Well, not me. But I saw it happen.
I think that's ample proof for me, though whether it's a negative proof
against male-hormone-induced-cognition or pro AI I won't venture.
Someday I'll be rich on those $0.02, ;-)
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