Hi Stathis Papaioannou 

Yes, hardware and software cannot feel anything because there
is no subject to actually feel anything. There is no "I" , as in
"I feel that", there is only sensors and reactive mechanisms.



Roger Clough, rclo...@verizon.net
8/28/2012 
Leibniz would say, "If there's no God, we'd have to invent him so everything 
could function."
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Time: 2012-08-28, 08:50:23
Subject: Re: Re: Two reasons why computers IMHO cannot exhibit intelligence


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.


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