Some interesting entailments present themselves If we accept that minds do abductive inference differently than non-minds. For instance it allows us to have some fun with neural networks.
There is an AI experiment from Google that attempts to guess the subject of your doodles. I’ve found It can be easily defeated by simply drawing a random line through the middle of the screen before you begin to draw your picture. Even when your drawing skills are good the AI will usually get it wrong simply because it will assume that the line is an integral part of your drawing and not just a red herring or noise.
check it out for yourself.https://quickdraw.withgoogle.com/#
Another interesting experiment was conducted by using evolutionary algorithms that interact with Deep Neural Networks designed to classify images.
Originally the researchers wanted to use the evolutionary algorithms to construct images that humans would recognize. In this way both the DNN and the evolutionary algorithms could be said to fail the “abduction Turing test” because they obviously come to very different conclusions about the concepts that were classified than we do.
What’s interesting is that we can make that evaluation by observation without directly asking the AI questions.
What do you think?