Thursday, March 15, 2012

Philosophy Wire: Universal translator, language, the Chinese Room

8EC3D2057A0174886CAFC8592B012072Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2012-03-15]: Microsoft announced a “universal” translator which will automatically translate what you say in the voice of another language [source: web news] !! But how can you be sure that what you say in that other language is what you wished to say? Is it YOU who is “talking” when a machine you do not control speaks on your behalf? The Chinese Room philosophical problem found another version.

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