-Cross Currents 15.1 Thinking About Thinking Machines

Can Computers be Intelligent without Feelings?

turing_testYou may have heard the headlines: a computer passed the Turing test, fooling some judges into thinking it was a human. This short piece by NPR’s Goeff Nunberg puts the event into perspective, explaining why he believes that the machines we use aren’t anything like the compelling operating system portrayed by Scarlett Johansen in the film Her.