On 6/21/2011 8:17 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:

Comp implies strong AI (but not vice versa: machine can think does notentail that only machine can think).Comp => STRONG AI: If I am a machine, then some machine can think(assuming that I can think).But comp denies that "we can prove that a machine can think". Ofcourse we can prove that some machine has this or that competence. Butfor intelligence/consciousness, this is not possible. (Unless we arenot machine. Some non-machine can prove that some machine areintelligent, but this is purely academical until we find somethingwhich is both a person and a non-machine).

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`But of course we can prove that a machine can think to the same degree`

`we can prove other people think. That we cannot prove it from some`

`self-evident set of axioms is completely unsurprising. This comports`

`with my idea that with the development of AI the "question of`

`consciousness" will come to be seen as a archaic, like "What is life?".`

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