On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 6:53 AM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com>wrote:

> "If you think about your own vision, you can see millions of pixels
>> constantly, you are aware of the full picture, but a computer can't do
>> that, the cpu can only know about 32 or 64 pixels, eventually multiplied by
>> number of kernels, but it see them as single bit's so in reality the can't
>> be conscious of a full picture, not even of the full color at a single
>> pixel.

He is making the same mistake Searle did regarding the Chinese room.  He is
conflating what the CPU can see at one time (analogous to rule follower in
Chinese room) with what the program can know.  Consider the program of a
neural network: it can be processed by a sequentially operating CPU
processing one connection at a time, but the simulated network itself can
see any arbitrary number of inputs at once.

How do he propose OCR software can recognize letters if it can only see a
single pixel at a time?


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