On Mon, Sep 3, 2012 at 9:28 AM, Roger Clough <rclo...@verizon.net> wrote:

>  Hi benjayk
> Computers have no intelligence --not a whit,  since intelligence requires
> ability to choose, choice requires awareness or Cs, which in term requires
> an aware subject. Thus only living entities can have ingtelligence.
> A bacterium thus has more intel;ligence than a computer,
> even the largest in the world.

Your proof is missing a step: showing why computers cannot have an aware

Another problem is that your assumption that the ability to choose requires
consciousness means that deep blue (which chooses optimum chess moves), and
Watson (who chose categories and wagers in Jeopardy) are conscious.  I
don't dispute that they may be conscious, but if they are that contradicts
the objective of your proof.  If you still maintain that they are not
conscious, despite their ability to choose, then there must be some error
in your argument.


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