On 3/26/2013 4:21 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
I can explain why if a machine can have experience and enough reflexivity, then the machine can already understand that she cannot justify rationally the presence of its experience. No machine, nor us, can ever see how that could be true. It *is* in the range of the non communicable.

If some aliens decide that we are not conscious, we will not find any test to prove them wrong.

And if we decide the Mars Rover is conscious, can any test prove us wrong? Or if Craig decides an atom is conscious, can any test prove him wrong? Which I think is John Clark's point: Consciousness is easy. Intelligence is hard.


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