Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Philosophy and Public Affairs
© 2011 Christopher Tennenbaum
This paper addresses the question of whether Artificial Intelligence can have intentionality. This question is part of a larger discussion of whether or not Artificial Intelligence can ever be 'conscious'. Ultimately, I come to the conclusion that while we can see how intentionality can be transferred, it has yet to be shown that intentionality can be created within Artificial Intelligence. To begin, I define intentionality. I then discuss the Turing Test (Alan Turing, "Computing Machinery and Intelligence" and the Chinese Room (John R. Searle, "Minds, Brains, and Programs"). I conclude by expressing my own opinions and where I believe Artificial Intelligence will be in the near future.
Tennenbaum, Christopher D., "Intentionality in Artificial Intelligence" (2011). CMC Senior Theses. 269.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.