On 1/13/2014 10:00 PM, LizR wrote:
On 14 January 2014 17:11, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net <mailto:meeke...@verizon.net>> wrote:


    That will come as a shock to the programmers who write AI for computer 
games.  It's
    the part that allows the computer to beat you.


I know the gaming industry uses the term for characters in games, but I've been assuming that in this sort of discussion, "artificial intelligence" means a conscious computer programme. If we're going to have different usages then matters will get even more confused, or at least I will.

I think it's just a difference of degree or scope of the AI. As John Clark likes to say "Consciousness is easy. Intelligence is hard."

Brent

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