Bruno Marchal wrote:
> Le 21-août-06, à 22:49, Brent Meeker a écrit :
>>But leaving that aside, I think there is another question in play: 
>>What kind of
>>computation implements intelligence?  ...consciousness?  Is it every 
>>with differences only of degree?  Or are there distinct requirements?
> You need at least some relatively self-referentially correct machine. 
> The machine has to be self-referentially correct relatively to its most 
> probable computations.
> To have reflexive consciousness the self-referentially correct machine 
> must be sufficiently rich in introspective ability, like lobian machine 
> are.
> Bruno

I take this to be what is needed to be "self-conscious".  But is that the same 
having an inner narrative?  Is it the same as passing the mirror test?  Is my 
conscious - or must he first do arithmetic?

Brent Meeker

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