On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 5:06 PM, Colin Geoffrey Hales
<cgha...@unimelb.edu.au> wrote:

> 1) simulation of the chemistry or physics underlying the brain is impossible
> It’s quite possible, just irrelevant! ‘Chemistry’ and ‘physics’ are terms
> for models of the natural world used to describe how natural processes
> appear to an observer inside the universe. You can simulate (compute
> physics/chem. models) until you turn blue, and be as right as you want: all
> you will do is predict how the universe appears to an observer.
> This has nothing to do with creating  artificial intelligence.

If you predict how the universe will appear to an observer you can
predict what a human will say when presented with a particular
problem, and isn't that a human-level AI by definition?

Stathis Papaioannou

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