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
> > ?
> > 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
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