The "Chinese Room in a Robot: Linguistic Processing" (Flash)

David L. Anderson: Storyboards
Robert Stufflebeam: Animations, Storyboards
Additional Credits:
This module was supported by National Science Foundation Grant #0127561.

This animation shows how a robot would function when controlled by our "digital" version of Searle's Chinese Room. Searle inside the room is now manipulating the binary symbols of 0's and 1's rather than Chinese. The data he receives in the room are from sentences of English, which have been converted to the binary language of 0's and 1's -- as they would be in a real digital computer.

(Inspired by John Searle's "Chinese Room Argument," produced by The Mind Project and used in a complete curriculum module on "Searle's Chinese Room Argument".)

Copyright: 2006