On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 9:09 PM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'd say that if it produced the same outputs for the same inputs, it
>> would be conscious in the same way.
>
> You're not saying that something like voicemail is conscious in the
> same way that a live operator saying the same words (impersonating the
> script and function of the voicemail) though, right? At what point
> does an advanced voicemail system become conscious?

Obviously I can't have a conversation with a voicemail system - it's
just a recording, it doesn't understand what I'm saying, and it
therefore can't respond in a humanlike way. If it could carry out a
normal conversation for a few minutes then it would probably be
conscious.


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Stathis Papaioannou

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