Robert M. French (1996) The Inverted Turing Test: a Simple . Psycoloquy: 7(39) Turing Test (6)

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(MINDLESS) PROGRAM THAT COULD PASS IT

Commentary on Watt on Turing-Test

Department of Psychology (B32)

University of Liege

Liege, Belgium

french@segi.ulg.ac.be

This commentary attempts to show that Watt's (1996) inverted Turing Test could be simulated by a standard Turing Test; indeed, a very simple program with no intelligence whatsoever could be written that would pass the inverted Turing Test. For this reason, the inverted Turing Test must be rejected.

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