Tests of consciousness - artificial intelligence
Several tests have been developed to provide an operational definition of consciousness and try to determine the behaviour.
Turing Test (Alan Turing) is a test of operational definition of intelligent (which is actually quite different from a test for consciousness or self-awareness) for the computer. This test is commonly cited in discussion of artificial intelligence. The essence of the test is based on the Imitation Game, in which a human experimenter attempts to converse, via computer keyboards, with two others: a human and a computer. If the human is unable to determine the conversation of the human and computer, the computer is passed the Turing test.
Mirror test (Gordon Gallup) is the test of the ability to recognize themselves in a mirror. Humans (older than 18 months) have been examined with an identical spot as a control to assure the subject is not responding to the touch stimuli of the spot’s presence. The mirror test demonstrates a particular cognitive capacity for modelling their environment, but not for the presence of phenomenal consciousness per se.
Delay test: Neuroscientists Francis Crick and Christof Koch have proposed the Delay test by placing a delay between stimulus and execution of action, one may determine the extent of involvement of consciousness in an action of a biological organism.
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