On 2/11/2012 9:34 PM, John Clark wrote:
You may say that even if I'm right about that then a computer doing smart things would just imply the consciousness of the people who made the computer. But here is where the analogy breaks down, real computers don't work like the Chinese Room does, they don't have anything remotely like that astounding lookup table; the godlike thing that made the Chinese Room knows exactly what that room will do in every circumstance, but computer scientists don't know what their creation will do, all they can do is watch it and see.

Not only that, a computer implementing AI would be able to learn from it's discussion. Even if it started with an astronomically large look-up table, the look-up table would grow.


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