On Thursday, 3 September 2015 at 15:20:27 UTC, Nick Sabalausky
based on one hell of a gigantic assumption: That consciousness
is a natural consequence of a sufficiently large neural net.
It's a fine and interesting idea, but PURELY speculative, with
zero evidence and not even any way of testing for evidence
since, like you say, we can't even figure out the first thing
about consciousness as it relates to ourselves and each other,
let alone to machines.
Given a large enough table one could encode perceived human
behaviour with a lookup-table... So all we need is a computer
program that itself claims to possess consciousness. Would that
be a scam? Maybe Asame Obiomah is a computer program claiming to
be a man writing a computer program. Would that make it