Can a machine know?

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Philosophy

 

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Carla Y

 

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September 7, 2010

 

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University

 

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A machine cannot fall in love or win a beauty contest, but then again, humans cannot do everything a machine can. When does someone, or something, since the situation calls for this, "know" something? There are many definitions of knowledge, some of which limit it to humans only. The essence of most of the definitions, though, is that ?knowledge is the confident understanding of a subject, potentially with the ability to use it for a specific purpose '...
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The essence of most of the definitions, though, is that ?knowledge is the confident understanding of a subject, potentially with the ability to use it for a specific purpose '. How does one express understanding? We can know someone has understood something only when they perform accordingly or exhibit their understanding in gross methods...
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