Could anyone explain this problem I have with the Turing test as performed? Turing (1950) in describing the test says the computer takes the part of the man then plays the game as when played between a man and a woman. In the game, the man and the woman communicate with the hidden judge by text alone (Turing recommends using teleprinters). If the computer takes the part of the man, then it will have an eye and a finger in order to use the teleprinter as the man would have done. But in the TT as performed, the machine is not robotic. It has no eyes and no fingers but rather is wired directly into the judge's terminal. The only thing the machine gets from the judge is what flows down the wire. But the problem I have is, what flows down the wire is not text. The human contestant gets the text. The judge's questions print out on the teleprinter paper roll. The man sees the shapes of the text, and understands the meanings of the shapes. But the computer is never exposed to the shapes of the questions, so how could it possibly know what they mean?
I've never seen anyone raise this problem, so I'm very confused. How could the machine possibly know the judge's questions if it is never exposed to the shapes of the text?
5, but it doesn't have any representation of what objects it may convert text for actually are. This is a difficult problem in all AI to date, but it is not clear whether you are asking about this. Your description of a physical typing robot would have the same issue. $\endgroup$