The Turing Test and Animal Language


The illusion of communication suggests we should be skeptical towards claims that animals such as apes and parrots are capable of being taught human language.  If these animals can imitate language without actually being able to understand it, their human “interrogators” can be convinced that they are communicating, particularly in an intelligent or human way, when in fact they are not. 

Go to the Turing Test and Animal Language page to read the full essay.

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