Subsymbolic Computation and the Chinese Room
Searle’s terms for the doctrine of computationalism is strong Al. This con trasts with weak Al, which holds merely that the computer can be used as a powerful tool for understanding the mind. Strong Al goes far beyond this, holding that the appropriately programmed computer really has (or is) a mind. In Searle’s view, strong Al is thoroughly implausible, and his arguments attempt to discredit it, showing that nothing could ever possess true mentality merely by virtue of instantiating an appropriate computer program.