Lex Fridman talks about the most impactful computer science paper in history.

Discussion of the 1950 paper by Alan Turing that proposed what is now called the Turing Test. This is one of the most impactful papers in the history of AI and the first paper in the AI paper club on our Discord.

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Time index:

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 1:02 – Paper opening lines
  • 3:11 – Paper overview
  • 7:39 – Loebner Prize
  • 11:36 – Eugene Goostman
  • 13:43 – Google’s Meena
  • 17:17 – Objections to the Turing Test
  • 17:29 – Objection 1: Religious
  • 18:07 – Objection 2: “Heads in the Sand”
  • 19:18 – Objection 3: Godel Incompleteness Theorem
  • 19:51 – Objection 4: Consciousness
  • 20:54 – Objection 5: Machines will never do X
  • 21:47 – Objection 6: Ada Lovelace
  • 23:22 – Objection 7: Brain in analog
  • 23:49 – Objection 8: Determinism
  • 24:55 – Objection 9: Mind-reading
  • 26:34 – Chinese Room thought experiment
  • 27:21 – Coffee break
  • 31:42 – Turing Test extensions and alternatives
  • 36:54 – Winograd Schema Challenge
  • 38:55 – Alexa Prize
  • 41:17 – Hutter Prize
  • 43:18 – Francois Chollet’s Abstraction and Reasoning Challenge (ARC)
  • 49:32 – Takeaways
  • 56:51 – Discord community
  • 57:56 – AI Paper Reading Club

For this Philosophy Friday, I think this talk by John Searle, the Slusser Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley.

In this “Talk at Google” he focuses on the philosophy of mind and the potential for consciousness in artificial intelligence.  John is widely noted for his contributions to the philosophy of language, philosophy of mind and social philosophy. Searle has received the Jean Nicod Prize, the National Humanities Medal, and the Mind & Brain Prize for his work. Among his notable concepts is the “Chinese room” argument against “strong” artificial intelligence.