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Can Computers Think?

October 25, 2017, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location Richardson Hall - 106
Posted InCollege of Science and Mathematics

Kirk McDermid (Montclair State University) leads a group discussion on John Searle and other philosophers’ arguments for and against computer intelligence. John Searle insisted that computers cannot think; they cannot understand. His argument cut against a certain conception of artificial intelligence. In addition, Dr. McDermid will consider Searle’s "Chinese room" thought experiment as well as objections to his argument.