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what will it mean for human culture and human self-understanding if we create an artificial intelligence whose functional behavior is outwardly indistinguishable from human behavior?

Essay Prompt: Imagine that you are asked to make a philosophical argument to lawmakers, who are trying to decide whether they will allow scientists to invent an artificial intelligence that will be indistinguishable from human intelligence. You may argue either in...

What do you think of this comparison?

Focusing on chapters 13-23 of Daniel Dennett’s Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking, consider some of the tools for thinking about meaning or content. Dennett discusses many of the ways that humans mean things, and communicate with one another. He also...