Why AI needs to drop the word ‘intelligence’ | Donald Clark

The Turing test arrived in the brilliant Computing Machinery & Intelligence(1950), along with its nine defences, still an astounding paper that sets the bar on whether machines can think and be intelligent. But it’s unfortunate that the title includes the word ‘intelligence’ , as it is never mentioned in this sense in the paper itself. It is also unfortunate that the phrase AI (Artificial Intelligence) invented by John McCarthy in 1956 (the year of my birth), at Dartmouth (where I studied), has become a misleading distraction.
Binet, who was responsible for inventing the IQ (intelligence…

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