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  • Metaphysics of mind: functionalism; Ned Block

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  • Has LaMDA passed the Turing Test?

  • Is the Turing Test a good indicator of consciousness?

  • Could LaMDA behave as though it was conscious without genuinely being conscious?

  • How could Block’s ‘Chinese Nation’ thought experiment relate to the LaMDA story?

Jack Robertson, Queen Elizabeth’s School Barnet

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