On 28 Dec 2011, at 21:29, Evgenii Rudnyi wrote:
I have attended a class
Introduction to AI
and there are two interesting videos from it about self-driving cars:
I have no idea if this are Lobian machines or not (such a term has
not been mentioned in the class, it looks like that engineers
unaware of it). Yet I guess it is a good object to discuss what is
perception, qualia, conscious, etc.
Another question would be if such a car could be considered as an
observer in quantum mechanics.
Yes, with comp, in the Everett formulation of QM. (where observers's
body obey QM). In the others theories, it depends on the theory of
mind in use.
In that theory pure QM theory, measurement is only interaction. This
makes the quantum superposition of the object contagious to the
observer (and thus you get the Many Worlds).
In Everett's theory, observation is interaction. The effect of the
interaction is the memory of the events, which makes sense in the
partial trace of the observable. Of course you need quite an amount of
self-interaction to develop into a human-like observers. Perhaps you
need dinosaurs fights and asteroids to get their exact actual
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