Can a Machine Think? Artificial Intelligence and the Chinese Room Thought Experiment
Can one construct a thinking machine? Is artificial intelligence on the road to producing a thinking machine? As computer programs become more and more sophisticated, will computers eventually be able to think? How far away are we from such a possibility? What does one mean by “thinking”? Will thinking computers be able to decide to injure people? To enslave mankind or maybe even to destroy mankind? What is the Chinese Room thought experiment proposed by John Searle? What are the implications of this thought experiment? What reactions has this thought experiment generated?
These are some of the questions that will be discussed in this talk.