User:Eugene M. Izhikevich/Proposed/Turing test
Dr. Stevan Harnad accepted the invitation on 30 January 2008 (self-imposed deadline: 29 February 2008).
This article will briefly cover Turing's original proposal (1950) and the work that has occurred since, in AI and in robotics, including Searle's celebrated critique of the Turing Test. The link to the symbol grounding problem as well as to the mind/body problem will be explained. The hierarchy of possible Turing Tests -- from the original purely verbal version, to the robotic version and the neural version -- will be discussed in relation to empiricism and functionalism, and the Turing Test will be shown to provide both the methodology and the empirical criterion for modern cognitive science.