CONFUSED VERSION of "Chinese Room Inside a Robot" (Flash)

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

Sometimes people have a naive conception of how computers work. Here, Searle's Chinese Room is inside a robot receiving "visual data". One might imagine Searle is literally "seeing" photographs of objects in the world taken by the video camera. But this is NOT how computers process data. This animation shows a MISCONCEPTION that must be avoided. See correct version here.

(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

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