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Zombies and the Turing test

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[opening paragraph}: Why did the plan of using zombie manufacture as a means of studying consciousness ever seem plausible? Why does it impress so many people today? The immediate reason surely lies in fascination with the Turing Test -- the suggestion that computer programs would be proved to be conscious if they managed to carry on conversations in a way that made them seem conscious to a naive observer.

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1a Collingwood Terrace, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE2 2JP, UK.

Publication date: 1995-04-01

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