Can a machine know?

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Philosophy

 

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Kathleen J

 

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September 9, 2013

 

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University

 

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A

 

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A machine is a thing that stores information, remembers it and performs according to what it has been programmed to do. However, do they know what they are doing? There is an uncertainty in the definition of ?knowing' something. How does one define what it means to know something? Its definition is depended on one's bias...
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How does one define what it means to know something? Its definition is depended on one's bias. Even though one could argue that machines do know, it is more convincing to say that machines only do what they are programmed to do. Machines are only capable of storing information and remembering it. All machines were created by human beings...
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