On Sat, Oct 13, 2012 Roger Clough <rclo...@verizon.net> wrote: > But if a computer beats you at an intelligent task, it would have to be > programmed to do so. >
And you would have to be educated to do so. > which means that its intelligence would be that of the programmer. Then how can the computer beat that very same programer? > Computers cannot make free choices Computers can do things for a reason or they can do things for no reason (if they have a simple hardware random number generator), and that makes them absolutely no different than you. > they have no intelligence. > I don't think you really want to say that because they just beat you at a intellectual task, so if they have zero intelligence then the only logical conclusion to make is that your intelligence is less than zero. >>> free will >>> >> >> What a odd sequence of ASCII characters, perhaps your keyboard had a >> malfunction. >> > > ? > ! > > I already asked you how you would determine the intelligence of a > computer but your answer made no sense. > I replied to your question with "I detect consciousness in computers the exact same way I determine it in my fellow human beings, I guess. I guess that if they're behaving intelligently then they're conscious". What word didn't you understand? John K Clark -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.