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References and Further Reading 1. The Chinese Room Thought Experiment Against "strong AI," Searle a asks you to imagine yourself a monolingual English speaker "locked in a room, and given a large batch of Chinese writing" plus "a second batch of Chinese script" and "a set of rules" in English "for correlating the second batch with the first batch.
Nevertheless, you "get so good at following the instructions" that "from the point of view of someone outside the room" your responses are "absolutely indistinguishable from those of Chinese speakers.
But in imagining himself to be the person in the room, Searle thinks it's "quite obvious. I do not understand a word of the Chinese stories. I have inputs and outputs that are indistinguishable from those of the native Chinese speaker, and I can have any formal program you like, but I still understand nothing.
Furthermore, since in the thought experiment "nothing. Contrary to "strong AI," then, no matter how intelligent-seeming a computer behaves and no matter what programming makes it behave that way, since the symbols it processes are meaningless lack semantics to it, it's not really intelligent.
It's not actually thinking. Its internal states and processes, being purely syntactic, lack semantics meaning ; so, it doesn't really have intentional that is, meaningful mental states.
Replies and Rejoinders Having laid out the example and drawn the aforesaid conclusion, Searle considers several replies offered when he "had the occasion to present this example to a number of workers in artificial intelligence" a, p.
Searle offers rejoinders to these various replies. The systems reply grants that "the individual who is locked in the room does not understand the story" but maintains that "he is merely part of a whole system, and the system does understand the story" a, p.
Searle's main rejoinder to this is to "let the individual internalize all. If he doesn't understand then there is no way the system could understand because the system is just part of him" a, p.
Searle also insists the systems reply would have the absurd consequence that "mind is everywhere. The Robot Reply The Robot Reply - along lines favored by contemporary causal theories of reference - suggests what prevents the person in the Chinese room from attaching meanings to and thus presents them from understanding the Chinese ciphers is the sensory-motoric disconnection of the ciphers from the realities they are supposed to represent: If we "put a computer inside a robot" so as to "operate the robot in such a way that the robot does something very much like perceiving, walking, moving about," however, then the "robot would," according to this line of thought, "unlike Schank's computer, have genuine understanding and other mental states" a, p.
Against the Robot Reply Searle maintains "the same experiment applies" with only slight modification. Put the room, with Searle in it, inside the robot; imagine "some of the Chinese symbols come from a television camera attached to the robot" and that "other Chinese symbols that [Searle is] giving out serve to make the motors inside the robot move the robot's legs or arms.
All I do is follow formal instructions about manipulating formal symbols. The Brain Simulator Reply The Brain Simulator Reply asks us to imagine that the program implemented by the computer or the person in the room "doesn't represent information that we have about the world, such as the information in Schank's scripts, but simulates the actual sequence of neuron firings at the synapses of a Chinese speaker when he understands stories in Chinese and gives answers to them.
Against this, Searle insists, "even getting this close to the operation of the brain is still not sufficient to produce understanding" as may be seen from the following variation on the Chinese room scenario.
Instead of shuffling symbols, we "have the man operate an elaborate set of water pipes with valves connecting them. Each water connection corresponds to synapse in the Chinese brain, and the whole system is rigged so that after.
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Surely, now, "we would have to ascribe intentionality to the system" a, p. Searle responds, in effect, that since none of these replies, taken alone, has any tendency to overthrow his thought experimental result, neither do all of them taken together: Though it would be "rational and indeed irresistible," he concedes, "to accept the hypothesis that the robot had intentionality, as long as we knew nothing more about it" the acceptance would be simply based on the assumption that "if the robot looks and behaves sufficiently like us then we would suppose, until proven otherwise, that it must have mental states like ours that cause and are expressed by its behavior.
Searle responds that this misses the point: The thrust of the argument is that it couldn't be just computational processes and their output because the computational processes and their output can exist without the cognitive state" a, p.Police Research Series Paper 98 Opportunity Makes the Thief Practical theory for crime prevention Marcus Felson Ronald V.
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Chinese Room Argument. The Chinese room argument is a thought experiment of John Searle (a) and associated () derivation.
It is one of the best known and widely credited counters to claims of artificial intelligence (AI)that is, to claims that computers do or at least can (someday might) think. According to Searle's original presentation, the argument is based on two key claims.
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