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JCP 2017 Vol.12(2): 116-126 ISSN: 1796-203X
doi: 10.17706/jcp.12.2.116-126

The Fourth Outrage of Man (Is the Turing-Test Still up to Date?)

Dietmar Dietrich1, Matthias Jakubec1, Samer Schaat1, Klaus Doblhammer1, Georg Fodor2, Christian Brandstaetter1
1Institute of Computer Technology at Vienna University of Technology, Gußhausstraße 27-29, 1040 Vienna.
2University of Cape Town, South Africa.


Abstract—This paper addresses psychologists–psychoanalysts in particular–and engineers, as well as others with an interest in technology and a proclivity for critical thinking. We hope to grasp the attention of persons who are skeptical or even uneasy with regard to modern electronic machines. It is important to realize that the mathematician and information theoretician Alan Turing was the first to prompt mankind to consider a comparison between intelligent machines and humans from a scientific perspective. His test proposal piqued the interest of engineers as well as philosophers, and has caused many of them to question their concepts to this day. This treatise aims to show that Turing, a scientist rightfully (albeit belatedly) highly esteemed, formulated a fascinating research question which can be legitimately answered only if one deals intensively and seriously with the disciplines of psychoanalysis and computer engineering. The project SiMA (Simulation of Mental apparatus & Applications) at the Vienna University of Technology assembled a team of scientists who have come to a concise conclusion and formulated an answer to this question. The answer, however, is not what one might expect.

Index Terms—Turing test, psychoanalysis, computer engineering.

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Cite: Dietmar Dietrich, Matthias Jakubec, Samer Schaat, Klaus Doblhammer, Georg Fodor, Christian Brandstaetter, "The Fourth Outrage of Man (Is the Turing-Test Still up to Date?)," Journal of Computers vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 116-126, 2017.

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