Recent Submissions

  • Turing on the integration of human and machine intelligence 

    Sterrett, Susan G. (Springer, 2016)
    Philosophical discussion of Alan Turing’s writings on intelligence has mostly revolved around a single point made in a paper published in the journal Mind in 1950. This is unfortunate, for Turing’s reflections on machine ...
  • Bringing up Turing's 'Child-Machine' 

    Sterrett, Susan G. (Springer, Berlin, 2012)
    Turing wrote that the "guiding principle" of his investigation into the possibility of intelligent machinery was "The analogy [of machinery that might be made to show intelligent behavior] with the human brain." [10] In ...
  • Too many instincts: contrasting philosophical views on intelligence in humans and non-humans 

    Sterrett, Susan G. (Taylor and Francis Ltd, 2002)
    This paper investigates the following proposal about machine intelligence: that behaviour in which a habitual response that would have been inappropriate in a certain unfamiliar situation is overridden and replaced by a ...
  • Nested algorithms and "the original imitation game test": a reply to James Moor 

    Sterrett, Susan G. (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002)
    In "The Status and Future of the Turing Test" (Moor, 2001), which appeared in an earlier issue of this journal, James Moor remarks on my paper "Turing's Two Tests for Intelligence." In my paper I had claimed that, whatever ...
  • Turing's two tests for intelligence 

    Sterrett, Susan G. (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000)
    On a literal reading of 'Computing Machinery and Intelligence', Alan Turing presented not one, but two, practical tests to replace the question 'Can machines think?' He presented them as equivalent. I show here that the ...