Chapter 1. Computing


Could Sinofuturism be said to constitute an artificial intelligence? The ‘Chinese Room’ is a thought experiment by John Searle that questions the possibility of computers reaching consciousness. Like the game of Chinese whispers, the word 'Chinese' here is taken as synonymous with something fundamentally foreign and unknowable.
我们是否可以认为,中华未来主义在建构一种人工智能?“中文房间”(Chinese Room)是约翰·塞尔(John Searle)提出的一个思想实验,探索计算机接入意识的可能性。正如传话游戏“中文耳语”,在此,“中文”一词完全等同于陌生与未知。