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What is a Blockhead?

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A blockhead is a computer program that simulates artificial intelligence by looking things up in a data repository. This applies to technology products that claim to be artificial intelligence that are designed much like a traditional computer program.
The term blockhead began as a thought experiment that questions the difference between artificial intelligence and regular computer programs. The thought experiment states that a simple program with a large database of questions and appropriate responses could pass the turing test. The turing test is a way to define artificial intelligence as a program that can carry on a conversation with a person that convinces the person that they're talking to a human.
In theory, many of the tasks performed by artificial intelligence can be achieved by a blockhead with a sufficiently informative database.
Overview: Blockhead
A computer problem that simulates intelligence by retrieving information from a data source.
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