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All of the recent, common mentions / treatments of the Turning Test drive me up the wall. The way it was written did not imply this was a technical test (if it passes, then technically "it's thinking"). Turing's original writing on it reads as an ethical test. If you can't tell, then what right do you have to control it or turn it off? One of the whole points was that it wasn't assumed to be a human intelligence. It's not a test about "human intelligence, now in a computer"

What he truly meant aside, its value _is_ the ethical implication... how would we treat a comparable intelligence that isn't "just like" our own.

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