Veljanoska, Svetlana and Veljanoski, Cvetan (2017) CAN YOU RECOGNIZE IF ONE A HUMAN OR A COMPUTER BY SIMPLY ASKING QUESTIONS TO IT? (Philosophical Issues of Computer Science). International Journal Knowledge, 19 (3). pp. 1279-1285. ISSN 1857-923X

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Abstract :Often, we want to establish communication with other people, and today the easiest way to do that is to
find someone to communicate with is on the internet, more precisely on one of the many social networks that are
present on the internet, that is how many new friendships have started in the first place in today’s world. But often
when we do this activity, we are asking our self the question “Do we really know who we are talking to and is the
person we want to talk to really on the other side of the computer screen”. This is what I call the social media
paranoia, because there are always cases that someone is representing him or herself as another person that we want
them to be and we have no way to know that, unless we meet that person in real life. So this is the problem that I
want to address in to my paper but instead people, I will discuss the case where a machine represents itself as a
person, and this really can be the case because now days there are machines that are able to learn and work
autonomously, and there are many examples on the internet of such Intelligent machines, such example is the
“Cleverbot”. You can talk to this robot and ask questions, and it will give you answers, but in some cases it will not
be able to reply even though the conversation is simple and understandable to other people. That is why, bellow I
will open a discussion regarding few perspectives and I will support my opinions with the help of the test that Alan
Turing proposed many years ago, that is the Imitation game, which is used precisely for the purpose to prove if one
machine is able to imitate a person and is it possible to fool an interlocutor that it is actually a person. Also I will
discuss some criticisms for the test and provide some strong and weak sides of the test, which will help us to realize
what kind of communication should we really use in order to check if the person on the other side of our
conversation is really a person or a very intelligent machine. At the end of my paper I provide my conclusion
derived from the whole discussion, and we will see that the best way to bring the decision is to have a longer
conversation on different themes from different fields, and even then, there is the possibility that the probability to
bring the right decision is not very high, because it also depends on us how well we know the matter we want to
Keywords: communication, networks, machine, people

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Natural sciences > Computer and information sciences
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Law
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Media and communications
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Law
Depositing User: Mr Mladen Kradzoski
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2019 12:20
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2019 12:20

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