RecipeExpert as a Philosophical Thought Experiment

Searle’s “Chinese Room” and Philosophical Zombies are straw men

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Thought experiments like John Searle’s Chinese Room argument or arguments based on the Philosophical Zombie idea — see Wikipedia and elsewhere for details about those — are purported by some to demonstrate that computer algorithms cannot think the way people do, because unlike us, they cannot be truly conscious.