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Title: Functionalists And A Case For Artificial Intelligence

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Subject: Philosophy
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Date: June 15, 2014
Level: University
Grade: B
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Functionalists are giving us an example of how we are to describe the parts of a mind. Also, it is possible that there exists an intelligent alien species somewhere else in the universe. “Hence, the functionalist would say that we could imagine alien beings (Martians) that have a completely different biochemistry from ours but the same sort of psychological makeup (Lawhead, p...

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Again, the similarities between an alien mind and a human mind could only be described by how they function, not their physical makeup. Alan Turing came up with an interesting test to determine if computers can think. His premise was that if a human could be fooled as to whether or not they were interacting with another human or a computer, then this would be sufficient to say that a computer was thinking...

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