On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 1:17 PM, Roger Clough <rclo...@verizon.net> wrote:
> Why computer consciousness and artificial intelligence are impossible.
>
> Acccording to Bertrand Russell, there are two types of knowledge:
>
> a) Knowledge by description. It is common knowledge that Obama is president.
> Example: Computer code. Artificial intelligence. Third person singular.
>
> b) Knowledge by experience. You have met Obama.
> Example: Human perception. Human intelligence. First person singular.
>
> Computers cannot simulate human activities or experiences
> or consciousness because they have to deal in code, which
> consists of instructions or descriptions.

Consider this:

Humans cannot simulate human activities or experiences or
consciousness because they have to deal in DNA, which consists of
instructions or descriptions.

Why can't the machine running the code have an inner experience, the
same way that we, the DNA-code-running-machines do?

Telmo.

> Computers cannot
> deal in knowledge by experience, so they cannot experience,
> produce experiences, or understand experiences.
>
> Thus computer intelligence and artificial intelligence are impossible.
>
> Computers deal in code (third person singular). Only people and other
> living entities can deal in experiences or be conscious (first person
> singular.)
> So only humans and other living entities can be conscious or be truly
> intelligent.
> Thus artificial intelligence is impossible
>
>
>
> Dr. Roger B Clough NIST (ret.) [1/1/2000]
> See my Leibniz site at
> http://independent.academia.edu/RogerClough
>
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