On 4/3/2013 2:44 PM, Jason Resch wrote:
You're making the same mistake as John Clark, confusing the physical computer with the algorithm. Powerful computers don't help us if we don't have the right algorithm. The central mystery of AI, in my opinion, is why on earth haven't we found a general learning algorithm yet. Either it's too complex for our monkey brains, or you're right that computation is not the whole story. I believe in the former, but not I'm not sure, of course. Notice that I'm talking about generic intelligence, not consciousness, which I strongly believe to be two distinct phenomena.

Then do you think there could be philosophical zombies? How would you operationally test a robot to see whether it was (a) intelligent (b) conscious?


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