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Posted by Harvey on December 13, 2001 19:25:14 UTC

What he is saying has nothing to do with computation, it has to do with comprehension and understanding. These are not related to computation.

Have you ever written a program that could think and understand? Do you think that when you talk into a voice recognized system that this computer system understands you? What it does is check a table looking for the closest match to your response and an algorithm determines whether your response was close enough to the closest table entry by which to select.

How do you go from this basic data processing operation to comprehension (i.e., how do you answer Searle's Chinese Room thought experiment)?

Warm regards, Harv

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