On 17 January 2014 11:43, Jason Resch <jasonre...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 6:42 PM, LizR <lizj...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 17 January 2014 13:34, Stathis Papaioannou <stath...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I meant that if the physics of the brain is computable it follows as a
>>> straighforward deduction that it would *at least* be possible to make
>>> a philosophical zombie. It is then a further argument to show that it
>>> would not be a zombie but a conscious being.
>> I don't see this. Why would it at least be possible to make a p-zombie?
>> (And if you can show by a further argument that it's a conscious being, then
>> clearly it wasn't a zombie...)
> I think he means that strong AI would be possible, and then strong AI + comp
> -> conscious programs.
At least *weak* AI would be possible. Weak AI means computers could do
everything we do but without necessarily being conscious. Strong AI
means they would also be conscious.
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