Re: virus: kurzweil cuts the mustard

David McFadzean (
Sun, 3 Jan 1999 12:17:33 -0700

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From: Sodom <>
To: <> Date: Sunday, January 03, 1999 10:33 AM
Subject: Re: virus: kurzweil cuts the mustard

>Thats the impress I got too!
>Um, I have to cede on that. i have been thinking about it and I see no
>reason to think that a good enough program could not fool me into
>thinking it is conscious - so that in some cases we simply would be
>unable to tell, or be wrong.

I agree it is possible in theory. Some naive people have already been fooled by clever programs like Eliza and Perry. But the possibility of fooling sophisticated questioners for an extended period of time is beyond astonomically low.