A person who speaks no Chinese whatsoever inhabits a room full of file cabinets full of questions and answers — all written in Chinese.
I recently came across a nice little video which seems to prove that π = 0. Each step seems reasonable.
What are the core purposes of science and math? Evaluating the idea of “knowledge as power” in the computer age.
For the most part, computer scientists have tended to ignore Searle’s argument and the point of view that it represents.
Pattern completion tasks like this have been part of aptitude testing for a long time. The NSA and CIA, for instance, have used them to help in hiring analysts.