Engaging with ELIZA
In Step 2.3 we met ELIZA and saw that ELIZA does not in fact have a mind.
The Turing Test looks at ELIZA’s objective behaviour - her responses to questions posed - rather than the subjective thoughts underlying these responses. I suggested that the Turing Test asks the wrong question. Instead of asking whether ELIZA has a mind or not, we should ask whether ELIZA has subjectivity.
Test for yourself whether you think ELIZA has subjectivity. Having interacted with ELIZA, can you see the limitations of Turing’s behaviourist approach to test for a subjective mind?
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