Brent,

You're mail client is malfunctioning again, you are quoting something Telmo
wrote as coming from me.

My opinion on the matter of philosophical zombies is that they are
logically inconsistent.

Jason


On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 5:44 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:

> 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?
>
> Brent
>
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