Where Does the Turing Test take place? On the Space that Begets "Intelligent Artifices"

Kostas Hatzikiriakou


The first of this three-part seminar described the mathematical space of the Turing test in particular, and of artificial intelligence in general. The clarification of Turing's 'imitation game' was set in the historical and socio-political context of mathematical logic and cryptology.

The second session evaluated the two basic philosophical attacks against artificial intelligence: John Searle's Chinese room argument, and Hubert Dreyfus's phenomenological critique of artificial reason.

The third session showed that the claims for artificial intelligence, while consonant with certain basic beliefs and practices of industrial high modernity, also mark the beginning of virtual spaces that are insensible and uninhabitable.


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