On Tuesday, March 26, 2013 1:33:11 PM UTC-4, Brent wrote:
> On 3/26/2013 7:13 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
> It is a bit what happens, please study the theory. Qualia are useful to
> accelerate information processing, and the integration of that processing
> in a person. And they are unavoidable for machines in rich and
> statistically stable universal relations with each others.
> Can you describe exactly how they are unavoidable? Specifically I wonder
> what constraints this puts on them. Looked at from the aspect of
> engineering intelligence I would assume it would depend on sensor
> capabilities, i.e. that machines would primarily communicate about what
> they can both see. But that doesn't account for humans who communicate a
> lot about what they feel.
What if I develop a sensor which has photological detection capacities
which are so acute that it can detect chemical signatures. Would it see
odors or would it smell patterns of light?
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