On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 10:40 PM, Roger Clough <rclo...@verizon.net> wrote:
> Hi Bruno Marchal
> I don't agree. Machines must function according to their software and
> hardware,
> neither of which are their own. And so, machines cannot do anything
> not intended by the software author in his software program and constrained
> by the hardware.
> So machines cannot make autonomous decisions, they can only
> make decisions intended by the software programmer.

Could you explain how humans are *not* constrained by their software
and hardware?

I think you have a magical view about how biological organisms function.

Stathis Papaioannou

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